Competitions & Awards
Commercial - Al-Qasim Shopping mall - Al-Qasim, Saudi Arabia, 2016
The design of Al-Qasim mall considers opportunities for change arise from a range of factors affecting a mall: the market, consumer tastes, retailer direction, corporate mandates, and municipal objectives. The need to rethink a mall becomes most apparent when anchor stores become vacant. Because such vacancies lower the number of potential customers, they have an obvious impact on the health of a mall. Al-Qasim mall is an enclosed mall that has been the greatest machine for consumption. As mall developers rush to refresh and redevelop obsolete malls, Al-Qasim mall has tremendous opportunity to expand the field of vision, and break away from the (island) syndrome. Al-Qasim mall design looks beyond the borders of the mall property when envisioning what can and should be undertaken.