July 3, 2017
9 of the World's Most Beautifully Designed Malls named by AD
Swire Properties’ flagship retail developments, Pacific Place in Hong Kong and Brickell City Centre in Miami, have been recognised by influential design publication, Architectural Digest, as being two of the most innovatively designed shopping destinations in the world. The list was published on 27 June 2017 on Architectural Digest’s website in the article, “9 of the World's Most Beautifully Designed Malls”.
The article focuses on how shopping malls have become incredible retail destinations, often found in mixed-use developments, through innovative design – which includes eye-catching materials, art installations and landscaping.
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Pacific Place, Hong Kong
Heatherwick Studio transformed Hong Kong’s Pacific Place, a mixed-use complex with a four-floor shopping mall originally built in 1990. The firm improved the circulation, added public space, and incorporated natural materials such as wood and stone.
Brickell City Centre, Miami
Architecture firm Arquitectonica designed Miami’s Brickell City Centre, a nine-acre development that includes 500,000 square feet of retail. A glass, steel, and fabric structure, known as the Climate Ribbon, covers the shopping concourses, letting in light and air and collecting rainwater that is used to irrigate the landscaping.