Le Terrazze is a major retail and leisure centre in La Spezia, Italy. The award-winning design, takes as its reference point the strata and terraces of the surrounding landscape of the Cinque Terre region. Both the massing and cladding are reminiscent of geological formations, with the colours also reflecting local building vernacular.
The site-specific urban intervention acts as a catalyst for future civic regeneration in La Spezia. The scheme creates a new pedestrian thoroughfare between the old and new towns as well as providing the first retail offer of such scale in the region, providing 38,500m² GLA retail and a leisure centre.
The design offers a vibrant yet contextual solution to the usually introverted environment of the traditional shopping centre.
Best new development (medium), ICSC European Shopping Awards 2013
Best Major Development Scheme, MAPIC EG Retail Awards 2006
Client: Sonae Sierra
Location: La Spezia, Italy
Size: 38,500² GLA
Skills: Architecture, Interior Design