Topic: shopping malls

The relevance of transit and destination malls in an e-commerce world

By Hugo Van Der Schaegh, general manager at ODG With e-commerce poised to hit an all-time high and reach over US$27 trillion by 2020, conventional shopping malls are feeling the heat. Their significant transformation is now important or they stand to face the … More

Beyond Retail: What next for the shopping mall?

How to turn a visit to a shopping mall into an entertainment-orientated day out was a major part of a discussion called “Beyond Retail” which was staged by Middle East Architect. Taking part were Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam Mashtooly, senior … 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

Adaptability key to retail design says architecture panel

Flexibility is the key to successful design in the field of retail if facilities are not to be rendered obsolete in quick time Taking part in a discussion on the way ahead for shopping malls were Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam … More

“Does everything need to be biggest and best?” The future of smaller shopping malls in Dubai

Smaller retail developments rather than mega-malls are a way forward for retail across the Middle East according to a panel discussion hosted by Middle East Architect. Dubai-based urban design experts Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam Mashtooly, senior architect at Perkins + … More

Dubai-based architects say traditional retail must be replaced by entertainment

How to turn a visit to a shopping mall into an entertainment-orientated day out was a major part of a discussion called “Beyond Retail” which was staged by Middle East Architect magazine. Taking part were Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam Mashtooly, … More

Design for Kuwait children’s fashion store is inspired by African wildlife

Kuwait children’s fashion store Savanna has opened for business, with an interior design inspired by the animals which roam the natural African landscape which gives the retailer its name. The concept was created by design studio TRC, and developed, produced and installed by … More