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The Evolution Of Shopping Centre Design & Architecture

Matrix Design Works is known for providing complete architectural solutions to its clients. Formed out of passion for design, the firm believes in enhancing liveability and functionality. Its work profile includes retail centers, shopping malls, and mixed-use developments…

Charu Lamba

Building a mall requires huge investment, time, hard work and patience. The design and architecture of a shopping center is the backbone of the complete assembly and structure. However, there is no assurance that every mall built will be a success and even erstwhile successful malls can degrade and fall in the list of empty and non-existing malls.

India has a record number of malls which are being opened, but at the same time, there are only a very few which are able to sustain the deceitful path of retail. Many of these malls are either closing or dying at a fast pace. One of the primary reasons for the decline of the malls is improper design and planning. An efficient shopping center plan is one where the customer does not get lost and is able to see every store in the mall, without really making an effort to do it.

Over the years, the design concept of shopping centers in the country has greatly evolved. An architecture firm which has been instrumental in creating futuristic and sustainable mall designs is Matrix Design Works. The firm is known for providing a complete design solution to its clients. Formed out of a passion for design, it believes in enhancing liveability and functionality. Its work profile includes retail centers, shopping malls, and mixed-use developments.

In an interaction with IMAGES Shopping Centre Bureau, Atul Deopujari, Head Design, Matrix Design Works talks about the changing design concepts of the malls in the country. Excerpts from the interview…

How, according to you, have shopping malls evolved over the last decade?

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