Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Completed 2011
The concept revolves around the creation of a convenience mall that aims to fulfill the day-to-day needs of the local residents. This proposed retail architecture goes beyond its functional purpose and becomes an iconic and recognizable brand for the community it serves.
The convenience mall is thoughtfully designed to provide a seamless and convenient shopping experience for the residents. It is strategically organized to house a diverse range of retail outlets, ensuring that essential goods and services are easily accessible to the local population.
Beyond its functional aspects, the retail architecture itself becomes a defining element that reflects the unique identity and character of the community. The design elements, such as the facade, signage, and interior layout, are carefully considered to create a cohesive and visually appealing brand that resonates with the local residents.
By becoming an identifiable brand, the convenience mall strengthens the sense of community pride and ownership. It becomes a gathering place and a hub where residents can not only meet their daily needs but also connect with one another. This fosters a sense of belonging and a shared experience among the community members.
The architecture of the convenience mall plays a significant role in shaping the overall ambiance and atmosphere. Thoughtful design choices, such as lighting, landscaping, and spatial layout, create an inviting and comfortable environment that encourages visitors to spend time and engage with the space.
In summary, the concept of the convenience mall focuses on catering to the day-to-day needs of the local residents while simultaneously establishing itself as an identifiable brand for the community. Through its thoughtful design and consideration for the community's unique identity, the retail architecture enhances the sense of belonging and creates a space that goes beyond a mere shopping destination.
Designed by Shwan Alhashimi during employment at GHD Global