First built project in the Americas / by Broadway Malyan Admin

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The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29m, the first major commercial project to be completed by the practice in the Americas.

Located 30km west of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Terrazas de Mayo is a new 130,000sqm centre which features 130 shopping outlets. It includes a 10,900sqm Carrefour hypermarket and a 10-screen Cinemark.

The practice’s expert retail design experts in Madrid (Spain) and Santiago (Chile) collaborated to create the concept design for the extension of a former shopping mall on the site, to develop the design and project manage the scheme.

The design concept is inspired by the natural environment and large trees that surround the centre. It features large windows, terraces, skylights and courtyards to integrate the exterior and interior environments and create a bright and engaging experience for visitors.

Director Jorge Ponce Dawson said: “Our expert design team has worked in close partnership with long-standing client Carrefour to deliver its first shopping centre in Argentina, which is also our practice’s first built project in the Americas – having opened studios in Santiago, Chile, in 2013 and São Paulo, Brazil, in 2011.”