Stargate Spearwood is a neighbourhood shopping centre, located on Rockingham Road in Spearwood. KPA’s client, Carcione Group of Companies, was responsible for the original construction of the shopping centre consisting of a major tenant and approximately 20 specialty shops, and have managed and owned the property since.
Following the recent opening of Spudshed in its flagship, “return-to-roots” store, the proposal for the balance of the site includes the reconfiguration of vacant tenancy space to allow for new use, new landscaping, a new covered alfresco parklet space, in addition to building alterations including raised fascias, features, cladding and signage.
To create a centre that suits the long-term local residents, as well as the incoming next generation, the overarching design strategy was to achieve a modern aesthetic whilst maintaining references to the rich cultural heritage and history of the area and the site. In response, the palette includes high and low contrasting colours, angular and perpendicular building lines, as well as varied scale and texture in materiality; showcasing elements of the local vernacular against a more modern architectural style.
Carcione Group of Companies
Spearwood, Western Australia