The buildings inner world, with its complex mosaic of spaces, amplified by pattern, colour and multiple reflections, represents the uncertainty and complexity of modern life and scientific understanding.
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At a cost of Aud 140 million the expansion has focused on the so-called West Mall, and aims to cement its current stature as the leading mall Down Under by adding units for 100 new retailers, including a brand new luxury section that has managed to attract twelve luxury brands such as Valentino, Céline, Prada, Dior Homme and Chanel, in addition to an abundance of additional hospitality and leisure tenants.
The interior setting, once again created by local practice Akin Creative, is modern and follows clean lines inspired by 1950s modernism. Captured by a simple palette of timber and concrete, and paired with custom-made light fixtures and curated photographic artworks, it’s a welcoming open space that fuses the dynamics of retail with those a meeting place for likeminded spirits.
Windows in the wing that houses the show feature a geometric pattern that reveals the most prominent aspect of Murcutt’s design: a roof highlighted by a cluster of golden triangular prisms intended to imitate lanterns. Lined with multicoloured glass, the prisms admit gems of light into the mosque, which change with the movement of the sun.
The new premises are also bigger, and co-owners Jacqueline Hunt and Lisa Dempsey seized the opportunity to work with architect and longtime collaborator George Livissianis to raise the bar and come up with a subtly tweaked interior design that even better reflects Jac+ Jack’s brand values than its previous boutiques.
Stepping out from the lift at 720 Bourke Street, visitors and staff will experience a New York arrival and reception area. This includes a sleek reception desk with turned timber legs, cut crystal decorative lighting, a recycled timber herringbone strut ceiling and New York loft mullion detailing to the glazed meeting room partitions.