Retail Destination

Wintergarden Brisbane, Australia


Brisbane, Australia


Wintergarden is the lifestyle hub at the heart of Brisbane CBD, where prestigious brands and a range of experiences inspire people to shop and live with creativity and individuality.

Buchan’s design introduces two parallel malls that visually connect Queen and Elizabeth Streets and invite exploration. A series of internal secondary malls join these primary links, creating distinctive precincts. The main feature mall cuts a void through the building, exposing the retail levels and offering the customer enhanced interconnectivity between levels and throughout the building.

Abundant natural light highlights the redesigned 700-seat food court, glazed bridges and natural surface treatments. Unifying the architectural, interior and graphic design is an original fractal pattern. This is present in elements at all scales, including stone floors, ceiling features, signage, bespoke joinery and furniture.

Gently graded walkways have replaced the original entry stairs and create a seamless transition between Wintergarden and the local area.

Façade screens were designed by Studio 505.


  • Client /ISPT
  • Discipline /AR. ID
  • Sector /Retail
  • Region /Australia
  • Team / John McCrystal