Director of Architecture Ana Martins, who led the design project for Broadway Malyan, said the overall strategy was to create a series of zones within the mall where the interior design graded from a young and fresh design to a more mature and sophisticated look and feel.
She said: “The mall had a soulless and cold atmosphere with uninviting seating areas and anonymous spaces that we felt had lots of potential. There was a lack of differentiation between the spaces and the malls and we felt this was contributing to a poor guest experience.
“As part of the repositioning we created more comfortable seating areas and created a strong visual connection throughout the mall so that there is a strong link between the new extension and the existing retail area while there are clearly differentiated zones, all of which has created a much more uplifting atmosphere.
“In terms of materiality we have a taken a softer, warmer approach to the previous interior and used a lighting strategy that creates a consistent language throughout while also emphasizing movement and flow.
“The design strategy was also to create something that was memorable as well as surprising for guests so the interior also includes feature walls, interesting treatments of the columns and concept elevators as well as a spectacular centrepiece skylight feature in the mall’s main central domed atrium.”