The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29 million, the first major commercial project to be completed by global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan in the Americas.
Located 30 kilometres west of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Terrazas de Mayo is a new 130,000 square metre centre which features 130 shopping outlets and a large range of brands, and has resulted in the creation of 1,000 new jobs.
It includes a 10,900 square metre Carrefour hypermarket, a ten-screen Cinemark and a 720 square metre ‘Neverland’ amusement park, as well as a 24-lane bowling alley.
The centre also features a 3,500 square metre food court with 14 restaurant and food and beverage outlets, some with external terraces for al fresco dining, plus 1,600 covered car parking spaces.
Broadway Malyan’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, partnering with local partner GDM.
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.
Broadway Malyan 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.”
Director of Carrefour’s Property Division in Argentina, Marcelo Rodríguez Cáceres, said: “Given its prime location, the centre will inject a commercial dynamism into the local area and contribute to the local community. As our first shopping centre in Argentina, it is a cherished project for us and we trust that it will be a successful centre.”
Carrefour’s Property Division is the business unit of the Carrefour Group that develops, promotes and manages Carrefour’s real estate division and new business ventures. In France, Italy and Spain, it owns 900 shopping centres totalling more than 4.1 million square meters. It is developing Carrefour’s international expansion in nine countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Distinguished by its global reach with 16 studios across world centres, unrivalled diversity with 500+ design experts and distinctive client focus with over 75% income from repeat business, Broadway Malyan creates world-class and fully-integrated cities, places and buildings to unlock lasting value.