In early 2017, construction commenced on a $350 million redevelopment of Westfield Carousel. The redevelopment includes a new fashion mall which is home to more than 60 new stores, a multi-deck parking garage, an open-air lifestyle and leisure precinct, a fully refurbished 14-screen Hoyts cinema and 12 new restaurants. The redevelopment was officially opened on 30 August 2018.
Kaynemaile worked with Scentre Group Design (who we had worked with previously on the Pacific Fair parking garage) to develop the exterior facade of the multi-level parking garage. The three-dimensional design is made up of a series of projecting pyramids which are stretched across a steel sub-frame. The design covers all four sides of the large parking garage building with a total surface area of 650sqm.
The framing was installed first, then Kaynemaile was applied to each rectangular frame. Installation was fast given the scale of the job thanks to our simple fixing systems. The Bronze Kaynemaile mesh was an ideal choice for this project as it glistens in the sun creating a dynamic, shimmering effect. The three-dimensional design along with the shimmering colour are effective in breaking up the very long horizontal facade of the building.
As Western Australia has a sub-tropical climate, using a material that cuts heat but maintains air flow was crucial for the project. Kaynemaile significantly reduces both radiant heat through direct sunlight (EMR) and thermal conductive heat from entering the interior of a building by up to 70%. This gives you the ability to let daylight in and manage the passive solar gain—all while maintaining visual transparency.
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