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Buchan’s pavilion and exhibition design harnesses Australia’s unique, natural beauty as a canvas for sharing our stories and culture. The pavilion’s form is an abstraction of a eucalyptus gumnut. The ubiquitous eucalyptus tree, with its myriad shapes and colours, is symbolic of the diversity and resilience of Australian people. In and around the pavilion, the […]

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The striking concept design for the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka has been unveiled by the Minister for Trade and Tourism Senator the Hon Don Farrell. The pavilion and exhibition are the work of global design firm Buchan. Lead Architect, Nataly Ernst, says Buchan’s design is a celebration of Country and its importance […]

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Locomotive Workshop has received a Heritage Commendation and a Commercial Commendation at the 2023 NSW Architecture Awards, which celebrate design excellence in architecture across the state. Sissons Architects with Buchan and Mirvac Design, and Curio Projects, collaborated to transform Locomotive Workshop from an Industrial-era building into a captivating multi-use commercial and community precinct that honours […]

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Global architecture design firm Buchan will lead the design for the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka (Expo). Buchan CEO Stephen Auld said the 130-year-old firm is honoured to be selected to design the Australian Pavilion on behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). “Our appointment on this project reflects […]

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LaLaport Taichung

The curated and coordinated design of the centre not only facilitates greater collaboration and placemaking outcomes but also tourism and economic growth for the city centre of Taichung. Buchan led the concept and schematic design for the façade and double-decked bridge that connects the two blocks, facilitating movement around the centre that has been designed […]

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Merdeka 118 Mall

In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Merdeka 118 Tower is the world’s second tallest tower, at 118 storeys. Occupying seven storeys, the 140,000sqm mall accommodates over 330 retail stores, an Entertainment and Lifestyle Precinct incorporating a 12-screen cinema complex and multiple Food & Beverage Precincts. The mall’s organic theme is translated through sculptural […]

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Raffles City Changning

Working collaboratively with P&T Architects from Hong Kong, Buchan was responsible for the planning and interior design of the retail podium. The design gives the mall a unique elegant style of its own while acknowledging the rich historical heritage of St Mary’s School, the materials and textures of the area, and the changing local urban […]

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Raffles City Chengdu

Buchan prepared preliminary plans of the leasing layout targeting key brands for critical locations with the tenancy mix and malls planned around these anchors and divided into precincts to entice the customer to engage with all areas. A pallet of rich materials and textures gives each area a distinctive design aesthetic and the malls and […]

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Raffles City Chongqing

Buchan undertook retail planning and designed the interiors of the development’s retail podium. We worked in close collaboration with world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie from Boston. The biggest challenge for the interior design and fit-out is the sheer size of the development and number of different uses. The public podium covers five levels and spans 230,000m². […]

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