client Wanda Group
program shopping mall of the future
status competition, honorable mention
design team Studio Akkerhuis
For millennia cities have experienced a natural growth, with their urban fabric steadily developing around a market square, the city hall, a temple or a church. The industrialisation in the 19th century has accelerated the growth of our cities, culminating over the last fifty years in the rise of the mega city. Suburban sprawl, vast stretches of lifeless city blocks and ghettos are a direct consequence of this rapid growth.