IKEA Super Store, Logan Queensland

When constructed, this was the largest IKEA store in the Southern Hemisphere.

The building sits in a flood plain beside the Logan River and significant site works were required to achieve levels satisfactory to the local authorities, giving a constricted space for the car park proposed under the building.
Although IKEA commonly use steel and precast throughout the world for the construction of their stores, post-tensioned floors on a modified building grid were adopted as the most effective solution in terms of cost and height after 26 different framing options were investigated during the initial phases of the project.

The building design was based on ESD principles and has won many ESD and sustainability awards since its opening.