PROJECTS - retail
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Shin Misato Shopping Center - Saitama, Japan
Owner: Mitsui Fudosan
Architect: studio s + g
Landscape Architect: EDAW
The Shin Misato Shopping Center is located in an upper class suburb of Tokyo, which is an hour away by train. High end retail venues will eliminate the long commute for residences, providing them with the relaxed convenience of luxury shopping near home. Significant attention has been given to the landscape surrounding the center with the intention of creating an urban oasis like New York’s Union Square and Paris’s Pompidou Center. Furthermore, natural light falls into the center through a first floor glass curtain walls, significant fenestration on the facade and numerous skylights. Once inside the space, the daylight interacts with running water and green grass walls, diminishing the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. During the day, the light penetrating the spaces through skylights and clerestories creates shifting pools of light amidst calm shaded spaces and softly shimmering reflections from the water features. At night, theatrical fixtures will evoke emotion and excitement and bring a sense of festivity and energy.
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