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Sector: Adaptive Reuse

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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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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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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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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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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Locomotive Workshop has been awarded Best Heritage Development at the 2023 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards tonight. The award recognises the revitalisation of the iconic Locomotive Workshop has delivered a unique new workplace, culture and heritage hub for Sydney. Congratulations to Mirvac, Mirvac Design, Sissons Architects, Buchan, and Curio Projects on this accolade, and to all […]

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Melbourne projects that speak to the power of collective, adaptive and responsive design will be open to the public during Open House Melbourne in July. This year’s theme ‘Collective City’ asks how we will reinvent, re-purpose and adapt our city to live better together. On Saturday 29 July Buchan will open the doors to the historic Mail […]

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Emporium Melbourne

Every nuance and aesthetic subtlety contributes to the centre’s destinational quality. The centre is a seven-level vertical space that seamlessly integrates existing heritage facades with new buildings and extensive glazed features. Users are at the core of the design. Retail principles are applied to the building footprint and defined and located entrances to follow the […]

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