Innovative stacking of retail clustered in very small footprint to reduce air-condition load and with strong sustainability agenda.
Leonard Design were commissioned by Al-Futtaim Group to design the Concept Masterplan stage of the project. The project consists of IKEA at 30,000m², a Hypermarket at 7,000m² and a number of innovative retailers ranging from 1500m² to 3500m², shop units and F&B. The key driver of the project was to design the big box retail park such that external features e.g terrace/pocket gardens could be brought into the internal space, whilst connected by large openings to allow free passage from inside to the outside. The environmental design was required to minimise the amount of air conditioned area.