TOP OUTLET STORE, SPAIN
Wednesday 31 Aug 2011
Top Outlet is a small first brand clothing, shoes and accessories store
The aim of the project was to fit out a clothing outlet store premises of 40 square meters, located on a pedestrian covered pass. It made sense to cross-section the space in two parts, the first one facing the main street and intended for public use, leaving the second one, devoted to service spaces.
The designed proposal was to exaggerate the generous dimensions of the interior longitudinal façade, free of any structural pillars. Despite the fact the features of the premises are not compatible with the urban regulations of mezzanines, the solution allows the layout of a ‘storage corridor’ parallel to the dividing wall. Thus the space is also divided in two following the long dimension of the premises.
Underneath the mezzanine is the entrance and the service areas including the rest room, fitting room and staff staircase, whereas the rest of the space is public areas of the store.
A metallic curtain divides both areas, giving privacy to the service uses, acting as the support for the graphic image of the store. The treatment of the façade and the arrangement of the goods next to it, are meant to generate a visual continuity with the public urban space, appropriating somehow the exterior covered space and balancing the limited available area. The store is, in the same way, protected from rain and direct sun lighting.
Since the project was completed in 2008, it has been widely published in Spain and has received the following awards: First Price Interior Design COAVN Award 2010, First Price Navarra Chamber of Commerce Design Award 2009, First Price Navarra Chamber of Commerce Design Award of the Decade 2000-10, Finalist Interior Design SALONI Award 2009.