Topic: retail architecture

Nakheel finalises deal to build new Dubai mall

Master developer Nakheel has awarded a contract worth AED595 million ($162 million) for the construction of Nad Al Sheba Mall, a new 1.4 million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment destination. According to Arabian Business, Nakheel said it has appointed Metac General Contracting Company … More

Developers must sell space based on consumer data, not square footage

Ibrahim Ibrahim, managing director at Portland Design Associates, the London-based branding, retail strategy, and design consultancy part of the Perkins+Will group of companies, discusses the changing face of retail. Ibrahim highlights that part of the firm’s design process is based on research and an … More

In pictures: Design International’s futuristic Silicon Oasis mall in Dubai

Designs have been unveiled for Dubai’s new mega mall by Design International, which will be located in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis. The design resembles five gigantic, pebble-like shapes inspired by “ancient Arabian movements across the desert”, according to a release. The mall is also … More

Design International designs Silicon Oasis Dubai mall to be built in 30 months

Lulu Group, a UAE-headquartered retailer with operations around the Middle East, recently laid the foundation for a $272m (AED1bn) mall in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), due to be completed in time for Dubai Expo 2020, according to ConstructionWeekOnline. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al … More

Chapman Taylor-designed Mall of Qatar opens to public

Designed by international architecture firm Chapman Taylor’s Madrid studio, the Mall of Qatar has officially opened its doors to the public on April 8, 2017 in Doha. The 500,000m² retail project features 500 shops, including more than 100 food and beverage restaurants, a 19-screen … More