Sculptform Westfield Kotara

Westfield Kotara

A $160 million redevelopment, the spectacular facade at Westfield Kotara Shopping Complex utilises our Facade Blades to create large scale linear textures, whilst offering a gateway to the region.

Supplied and installed by Sculptform, the facade showcases the ability of our install teams to deliver larger projects on time and on budget.

Product

Façade Blades

Materials

Powder coated Aluminium
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Sculptform Westfield Kotara
Sculptform Westfield Kotara

A Supply and Install Project

Westfield Kotara allowed us to showcase our fast installation methods and ability to overcome challenges on site. The unexpected site conditions required our install team to adapt, performing some cutting on-site to ensure the project finished on time.

Our installation teams are prepared for any situation and are committed to delivering a quality result in the fastest time possible, providing peace of mind to the builder, architect and client.

“Sculptform couldn't have done better with this install, which was carried out within a very tight timeframe. I would highly recommend Sculptform to other Project or Design Managers. ”

David McFadden, Construction Design Manager

Scentre Group

Sculptform Westfield Kotara
Sculptform Westfield Kotara

A Flexible Façade Solution

Scentre Group chose to use the Sculptform Facade Blade system to create the facade due to its flexibility and robust design. 200mm deep blades were used to provide a modern aesthetic around the building while providing a strong identity for the project.

The design team at Scentre Group wanted to maintain a consistent design language throughout the facade, even in compromised areas such as the loading dock and service ramp. The flexibility of the Facade Blades system allowed the design team to continue the same look through different areas, without worrying about substrate issues.

Spacing between the battens can be adjusted to meet budget requirements, as was the case for Westfield Kotara. 350mm spacing both helped reduce costs and created a suitable space for the climbers between blades.

“One important reason is the flexibility, i.e. blade size, colour, spacing, and substrate requirement. It can work with all kinds of back wall harmoniously. The easy installation is another key point why we chose this product. ”

Jay Di, Conceptual Designer

Scentre Group Design

Sculptform Westfield Kotara
Sculptform Westfield Kotara

The System

The key to the system is the mounting rail, which is fixed to the structure at the required spacing and has preset locations for the blade sequence.

Prefinished blades are then easily connected to the mounting rail. The system has been designed to maximise design flexibility while maintaining ease of installation.

Sculptform Westfield Kotara

Beauty Through Contrast

One of the design goals for Westfield Kotara was to create an earthy, warm and inviting entry to welcome patrons to the centre. The linear textures and dark tones of the powder coated battens contrast with the brighter tones and natural shapes of the climbers, bringing a unique aesthetic to the facade while achieving the design intent.

Sculptform Westfield Kotara
Specification details
Product Sculptform Facade Blades
Material Aluminium
Finish Powdercoat - Eternity Bronze Pearl
Profile 50x200mm Block
Spacing 350mm
Mounting Rail 50x50 Standard
Sculptform Westfield Kotara
Sculptform Westfield Kotara

“Price and Spec is a great tool we used during our design process, especially at the costing stage. We can easily test the spacing, size, and finishes of the blades and get a straightforward answer. In the end, with the help of Price and Spec, we tested our design solutions and were able to find the balance of design intent and cost quickly. ”

Jay Di, Conceptual Designer

Scentre Group Design

Sculptform Westfield Kotara

Making the design process easier

The facade for Westfield Kotara was designed by the Scentre Group team using our online tool, Price and Spec.

By using the simple drag and drop interface to choose aspects such as blade sizes and colours, along with spacing and track type, the design team were able to effectively manage the design to fit into budget.

Price and Spec allows users to value engineer a specification while maintaining the original design intent, receiving instant feedback on costs.

Sculptform Westfield Kotara

Project Summary

Architect

Scentre Group

Completion Date

2019

Builder

Scentre Group

Location

Kotara, NSW

Photographer

Grant Leslie

Sector

Commerical and mixed use

modern suspended ceiling

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