Motion Buildings Meeting Places: From Shopping to Hospitality: The Transformation of Major Shopping Malls
Written by Lucio Guerra and Paul Mollé, Text by Davide Padoa and Luca Masia and Peter Clucas
A master selection of contemporary retail spaces designed by the renowned international architecture studio Design International. A passionate and unexpected story about the world of shopping malls, complex structures that are becoming increasingly innovative and surprising.
This informative book illustrates the story of a number of large retail spaces, places that are no longer just shopping centers but complex and multiform spaces, where you can find commercial activities, entertainment, and services, and whose design is strongly linked to the city in which they are built and to the local culture of which they are an expression. Through the words of Davide Padoa—CEO of Design International Architecture Studio—the volume introduces the reader to the most interesting aspects of each project.
Iconic symbols, these new malls are meant as the highest expression of contemporary wellness and pleasure, aiming to become a major attraction that can offer guests unique and unexpected experiences. From Cairo in Egypt, to Mexico in North America, these are new international trade scenarios that can seduce even the most conservative of consumers.
About The Author
Davide Padoa is the CEO of Design International, founded in 1965 in Toronto and now with offices in London, Milan, and Shanghai. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Milan and finalized his architectural studies in California at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.