Rouse Hill Centre is a visionary retail complex, combining the world’s best practice sustainable initiatives and setting a new benchmark in regional shopping centres in Australia.
Unusually, the centre is divided into quadrants with the town square at the centre crossroads. Around 85% of the complex is unenclosed, but a diversity of roofs, skylights and awnings handle the sun, wind and rain expertly. Cundall was engaged to provide sunlight, daylight and wind modelling. Passive solar design was utilised to warm and light both buildings and streets. The centre is expected to have a 25% lower environmental impact than the standard regional shopping complex.
Key sustainability initiatives included:
Project name Rouse Hill Town Centre
Location Sydney, Australia
Services Sustainable design
Client Lend Lease and GPT
Architect Rice Daubney, Allen Jack and Cottier Architects, and Group GSA
Project Director/Partner Simon Wild
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