Fremantle’s FOMO Project to Overhaul the Area’s Retail Landscape
The Kings Square redevelopment is a large-scale, multi-use project that aims to offer a long-term solution for Fremantle, West Australia. At the heart of the revitalisation project will be FOMO, a coordinated redevelopment of the former Myer building, the Queensgate building and the Queensgate carpark, undertaken by HDR.
“At the scale of the city, Fremantle has a character that balances the seeds of an ever-emerging creative ‘thread’ with a ‘backbone’ of stunning heritage fabric born from its shipping history,” says HDR Principal and Director of Retail and Mixed-use Susanne Pini. “We have responded to this [brief] with an exploration of the graceful arched forms which are evident in these buildings. We have studied the rhythm and spacing of these elements reflected in Fremantle’s historical fabric and taken this syncopated rhythm in colonnades to the façade of the development.”