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The Urchin

The Urchin is a signature prefabricated super structure designed and documented by ARMADA for Westfield Chermside in Brisbane.

As the central event space for the Westfield complex the highly efficient design of the panel surface passively filters natural daylight to create a relaxed forest like microclimate within the main retail precinct.

The Urchin comes alive at night with an active programmable LED light system that projects animated content and art work to create an event space.

Design Concept, Detailed Design and 3D Documentation to Tender by ARMADA Architects 


Fabrication + Engineering: Fabritecture + Wade Engineering

Lighting Design: Electrolight + Kit Webster


  • Retail Property of the Year + Excellence in Design - Property Council of Australia Awards 2018

  • Award Of Excellence - LSAA Lightweight Structures Association Design Award 2018 

  • Shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival Award Amsterdam 2018

  • Award of Merit recipient at the 35th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards 2018

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