HASSELL design and complete Bayside North Shopping Centre in Australia
The Bayside North Shopping Centre located in Victoria Australia, has undergone a major redevelopment to expand its operations. Pivotal to its success was the inclusion of a pedestrian bridge that connects the new and existing areas of the centre at first floor. A semi-open link connects the upper level of the existing food court and retail to the new roof top car park.
The differing functions influenced the resulting overall form of the bridge - a trapezoidal plan at first floor accommodates new tenancies within the bridge and a rectangular floorplate at second level allows for a walkway above. The form was then glazed and wrapped in a steel-framed glass ribbon from end to end. The result is an iconic structure which visitors to the centre relate to from above, below and within. At night the ribbon is illuminated and glows with light.
The project is complete and is located in Frankston, Victoria, Australia.