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Rio de Janeiro – Terra e Tuma, a Sao Paulo-based architectural studio, responded to Oficina Itsu’s retail limitations with a smart, concrete use of time and materials.
Xi'an, China – Sybarite created SKP Xi’an, a mall that uses meticulous design to provide a cohesive experience among numerous experiential spaces and a thousand stores.
Canberra, Australia – Informed by 20th-century architect Walter Burley Griffin, the Canberra Centre emphasizes connection between people and with nature.
Los Angeles – Forget endless corridors and standardized interiors, shopping malls open up to the local environment to remain relevant amidst the fast-changing nature of retail.
Berlin – Inspired by the Southern Californian pop-art aesthetic, Aisslinger takes a laid-back, contemporary approach to the Kantini interior while referencing its context.
PARIS – Uufie’s reconstruction of the historic department store introduces a new atrium inspired by springtime flowers as well as by the building’s Art-Nouveau aesthetic.
Belgrade – A new 45,000-sq-m retail complex by Ran & Morris Architecture leverages the power of play with a children’s slide and various entertainment areas.
CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.
SHANGHAI – More of a commercial destination than a conventional shopping mall, Lane 189 makes a deeper connection between brands and the young professionals in the area.
BUDAPEST – A cloud of price tags floating inside a shopping centre hides a little irony, as Kissmiklos makes a circular statement about consumerism.
FUZHOU – Located on a busy intersection in Fuzhou’s northern Jinan district, this shining, multi-faceted crystal of a shopping mall is no ordinary retail space.
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