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Design International wins at European Property Awards

19 January 2018

Design International celebrated more success yesterday, winning two awards for Retail Architecture at the European Property Awards ceremony in London. Now in their 26th year, the awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts, assessing design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability for each submission.

Speaking at the event, founding Partner Paul Mollé said: It is very gratifying to receive these prestigious awards and I would like to thank our clients, for their faith in us, and our architects and designers who have created two such exemplary projects.”

Design International’s award-winning projects were Maximall Pompeii in Italy and Ada Mall in Belgrade, Serbia.

Maximall Pompeii is a new mall for the historic city of Pompeii. Working in harmony with the existing fabric of the city, it embraces contemporary design whilst paying homage to the agora, the marketplaces of ancient times. The design also reflects the defining characteristics of Vesuvio, including the green islands, or “dagale” created by the lava flows, and materials are specifically chosen to compliment the historic surroundings. With a total GLA of 50,000 sqm, the new mall will provide a wealth of retail and entertainment experiences. Perfectly located as part of wider development along a key coastal strip, Maximall Pompeii is set to become one of the landmark destinations for residents and the more than 2,5 million people who visit the city every year.

In another major European capital, Ada Mall in Belgrade provides a new green, dynamic sanctuary for the city. Located close to the city centre, the building is designed to take full advantage of its local surroundings and the panoramic views. Adjacent to Ada Ciganlija, a key tourist attraction with over 100, 000 visitors a day, the new mall is carefully crafted to accentuate vistas while also providing unique spaces for shopping, meeting and dining. With more than 34,000 sqm GLA, it will host retail units over three floors above which the upper levels have been designed to provide places for relaxation and recreation. These will have separate opening hours, thus providing a “new world” nightspot for visitors.

Both projects embody Design International’s philosophy of shaping stories to create transformative experiences.