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Hyperdome’s North Mall upgrade

Hyperdome’s North Mall was recently upgraded as the first chapter of their multi-million-dollar staged evolution. In this article, Elle Slabbert of Quatro Design provides an overview of this custom project and the collaboration of design and construction to complete Hyperdome’s North Mall transformation.

Inspired by the changing needs of the region and their local community, the North Mall’s transformation focuses on access, ambiance and convenience.

Cavill Architect‘s design theme took inspiration from Queensland’s tropical climate and the North Mall redesign emphasises space, volume and natural light which is enhanced by overhead greenery.

Hyperdome upgrade. Image credit: David Chatfield

Buchan contacted us early in their design phase to discuss their conceptual ideas and to identify which of our product ranges could be customised to suit Cavill Architect’s vision. Quatro Design provided drawings of their Deco, Alfresco and Bondi seat planters and worked collaboratively with Buchan’s talented design team to create a bespoke suite of seating units for Hyperdome.

Quatro Design assisted the team in resolving the furniture designs, providing guidance on the parameters of working with Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC), custom mould-making and providing block outs for upholstery and USB charging stations as well as the fitment of braking castor wheels to some of the custom seat planters.

In addition, Quatro Design’s signature U Bowls and Fusion pots were specified to compliment the design theme and to provide additional greenery to the interior.

Hyperdome upgrade. Image credit: David Chatfield

Quatro Design also introduced Comax Australia to the design team for all custom upholstery elements. Comax’s distinguished reputation in the industry with regards to bespoke furniture design and custom upholstery solutions and the fact that they’ve successfully collaborated with Quatro Design in the past made Comax the only choice for this project.

Comax interpreted Buchan’s ideas and design specifications, confirming vinyl and brass finishes suited to the overall design theme and also provided guidance on upholstery templates and installation methods which were incorporated into the final shop drawings.

Comax matched the specified concrete colour palette with Buchan’s upholstery selection, to create a seamless transition from the GRC base to the padded upholstered seat.

Built was awarded the construction, fit out and refurbishment contract and successfully managed this project by working in partnership with various sub-contractors and stakeholders to deliver the staged transformation of the North Mall, with minimal disruption and inconvenience to shoppers.

Troy Montgomerie and his experienced team from Company 17 installed all the seating units and pots. All work was completed after hours to minimise disruption to shoppers.

Quatro Design is pleased with the final outcome and proud to have played a part in Hyperdome’s evolution.

For more detail on this custom project download their case study here.

About Hyperdome
Hyperdome is located in the Brisbane­/Gold Coast growth corridor, just 20 minutes south of Brisbane, with direct access from the M1 Motorway.

Owned and managed by QIC, the centre offers a comprehensive shopping, restaurant, dining and family fun experience in a relaxed environment.

Hyperdome’s major retailers include Big W, Kmart, Event Cinemas and Zone Bowling. The Centre is also home to Coles, Woolworths and ALDI supermarkets and more than 220 stores.

About the author

Elle Slabbert

Elle Slabbert, Marketing, Quatro Design

Quatro Design is the leading Australian manufacturer of GRC products aimed specifically at the architecture, interiors and landscape related industries.

With a background in marketing communications, horticulture and landscaping, Elle has unique experience from all sides of the industry and has continued to build on her knowledge of all aspects of public space design and development.

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