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Invercargill Central

Invercargill Central has received another accolade, the 2024 Property Council New Zealand Excellence and Best in Category Retail Property Award. Designed by Buchan for Invercargill Central Limited, the expansive 15,137 sqm site has been transformed into a cohesive, masterplanned precinct with curated retail, hospitality, entertainment and commercial zones, connected by new and existing pedestrian links. “From […]

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Sydney’s heritage-listed South Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop has been transformed from an Industrial-era building into a captivating multi-use commercial and community precinct that honours the site’s rich history. The revitalisation includes large public and exhibition spaces, a specialty grocer, eateries, gym and education facilities, and the original blacksmith forge, in full working order. The inner-Sydney Workshop […]

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Buchan has been appointed to the redesign of 260 Collins Street, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Buchan has a long history with the site, originally designing the building, formerly known as is proud to be appointed to the redesign of 260 Collins Street, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Buchan has a long history […]

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Invercargill Central

Buchan has been integral to the ambitious redevelopment of Invercargill’s retail heart, bringing to life the vision brought about by the Southland regional development strategy in 2016 to re-vitalise and regenerate the CBD of Invercargill. The unprecedented redevelopment covering almost an entire central city block will see the urban fabric of the Invercargill CBD reimagined […]

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Invercargill Central has been shortlisted for the 2024 Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZ Institute of Architects Southern Region awards. Shortlisted in the Commercial Architecture category, Invercargill Central is an ambitious city centre block redevelopment on the South Island of New Zealand. Designed by Buchan, the expansive 15,137 sqm site has been transformed into a cohesive, masterplanned precinct with […]

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Melbourne Walk

This inner-city site encapsulates eight separate buildings of different eras on an entire block, uniquely placed at the intersection of Melbourne’s primary shopping street, Bourke Street Mall, and the city’s north-south retail laneway network. Bounded by the confluence of the four public street interfaces, all differing in character and function, Buchan’s design creates high value […]

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Locomotive Workshop South Eveleigh has made it onto the Prix Versailles’ list of the ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ projects after being awarded the prestigious Prix Versailles 2023 for South Asia and the Pacific (Shopping Malls category). Buchan is proud to be a collaboration partner on this incredible Mirvac project with Sissons Architects, Mirvac Design and Curio […]

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The transformational redevelopment of a CBD block in the New Zealand regional city of Invercargill has brought people back to the city centre and boosted economic growth. Invercargill Central, designed by global firm Buchan, is an ambitious project that occupies an expansive 15,137 sqm city centre block bordered by active streets on four sides. The […]

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The design focuses on creating a strong connection between buildings and health, productivity and well-being; maximising natural light and using biophilic elements to create a healthy building. The palette uses materials and elements from nature throughout. These pieces reflect the local ecology and geology to create a distinct sense of place. Buchan provided architectural and […]

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The brief for the competition was twofold; one, develop an adaptive reuse design that can theoretically achieve Full Certification under version 4.0 of the Living Building Challenge; and two, in doing so, design a facility that provides the local residents and broader catchment area with the community services they need. The outcome needed to demonstrate […]

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