Text description provided by the architects. Opened 39 years ago and designed by Australia’s iconic modernist Harry Seidler, the MLC Centre houses some of the city’s most exclusive collections of jewellery and fashion boutiques. The food court, an ever popular meeting place for shoppers and local office workers was due for a well‐deserved make‐over and Luchetti Krelle were tasked with improving and updating the quality of new and existing business’ both aesthetically and operationally.
The updated layout focused on improving the pedestrian flow to cope with the high volume of visitors and rush hour commuters. Materials were selected for maximum durability and robustness, while the design assisted the daily maintenance of a clean and healthy environment. The innovative use of the undulating timber ceiling transformed the existing low subterranean space into an enjoyable, spacious and light environment that returned the precinct into the iconic hub it once was.