Southside Town Centre, Gympie
The Gympie Shopping Centre is a mixed use retail development, designed to be user friendly and community based. As the development is the only centre on the south side of Gympie the buildings were designed with a sense of identity. The design incorporated 3.5m covered walkways to all tenancy entry points, providing shade and weather protection. To encourage a meeting place atmosphere a large open plaza structure was positioned between 3 of the 4 main buildings allowing for a kiosk zone and outdoor setting.
The building construction utilised a pre-cast concrete flooring system that increased the speed of construction. The overall development was designed with cost effective solutions whilst still presenting visually articulated facades.