New Shoe District in Dubai Mall required ‘expo’ style design

London and Singapore-based interior architects Shed is celebrating the completion of a ‘district’ for luxury shoes in Dubai Mall, commissioned by Chalhoub Group.

The firms biggest project to date, which opened to the public last year, covers 96,000ft2 with 40 boutiques including Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

The sheer scale of the Dubai site required an ‘expo’ style approach with the creation of four distinct multi-brand areas; Women’s Designer, Contemporary, Men’s and Trend – each curated with an individual aesthetic, personality and ambience.

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These ‘pavilions’ deliver a diverse but engaging set of environments which sit comfortably together.

The perimeter ‘skin’ was also a critical part of Shed’s design work and overall scheme; perimeter fins which envelop the spaces, have a light yet robust fenestration.

Other features within level Shoe District include male and female VIP areas, a traditional, high-end cobbler and a Vogue Café.

Shed also commissioned United Visual artists to create an installation for the vast level atrium which will become a key feature, suspended high above the space.

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