The Costco project creates a striking and distinctive figure in the landscape, unique in its silhouette against the profile of the city and the Observation Wheel. The site is located at the nexus of a quickly evolving area, where Waterfront City becomes ‘The District’ to the south and the development of the railway yards across Footscray Road.

The building engages with a number of existing urban conditions: Footscray Road, the adjacent wetlands, the entertainment precinct, and the Observation Wheel.

Docklands, Victoria
Traditional Country
Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung

The large scale figure is contrasted with a secondary, more regular pattern of roof lights. This graphic wraps down the façades and extends into the landscape. A sloping plaza connects to the pavement establishing ‘The Mat’ at 35m wide and 80m long, this provides both a strong physical and visual connection to the Observation Wheel and Waterfront City, as well as a robust public space catering for shoppers, visitors and tourists alike.