Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Fender Katsalidis was commissioned by QIC to design a new commercial building in Ringwood, provides the unique opportunity to contribute to the evolution of Ringwood as an active and vibrant urban centre.

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Melbourne, Australia




$50 million


27,735 sqm



Traditional Custodians

Wurundjeri people


  • Master Builders Victoria Excellence in Construction Awards, Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $80M, 2023


Travelling west up the Maroondah Highway the existing buildings which form part of the Eastland shopping centre precinct are quite different in terms of façade treatment and geometry, however, they are similar in form by providing a glazed recess facade at ground with a more sculptural podium form above.

EastCo adopts these design elements by providing active uses to the ground level, which is recessed to give a sense of human scale to the development. 

Photographer: Peter Bennetts

The tallest form is glassy soft and sleek to merge into the sky. The three distinct layers of the building are united by a restrained palette of warm materials, bronze-look cladding, glass and concrete.

Photographer: Peter Bennetts

The proposal sits at the intersection of the retail, pedestrian and mass transit areas. As a result, the ground plane is treated as a place of exchange and interaction, with the entry to the offices, café and the co-working space from the ground floor enhancing and encouraging this place of exchange. 

The large expanses of recessed glass, delineated by finely finished concrete columns with a canopy overhead encourages a dialogue between the interior and exterior programs whilst also providing weather protection to pedestrians along the footpath.

Photographer: Peter Bennetts
Photographer: Peter Bennetts

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