The main architectural intervention is to transform the building corner, at the main road junction into an attractor that is reinvented for a mobile generation of ‘instagrammers’, content creators, and experience seekers. The ‘social stairs’ introduced, form a catchment entrance at this corner, providing public seating and direct access to the basement, with a 24-hour food street, gym and a ‘social washroom’. Elements like performance areas, public study & work zones, vending machines & lockers, are integrated into the stair way, corridors & washrooms; to transform these otherwise utilitarian areas into functional, social spaces for the community. The use of industrial material textures, with the spirit of grunge, freestyle expression, and bright, arcade neon colours, aim to spark curiosity and make the mall stand out against the otherwise neutral looking neighbourhood.
The new retail and F&B experiences, flexible termed pop up stores, co-working / study zones, and social shared spaces, are introduced to encourage more communal events, public interaction and space sharing. Taking the traditional mall out of being ‘housed in a box of shops’ and transforming it into an outward looking destination that is social, experiential and authentic it its offering of a localised experience in an offbeat location.
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