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Shop Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Retail Architecture. We aim to include shop buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Shopping Center buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary retail buildings but information on traditional shop buildings is also welcome.

Retail Buildings : A-B

Retail Building Designs : C-I

Shop Buildings : J-L

Store Designs : M-P

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New Shopping Projects – Selection

Shop Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Xtra Herman Miller Shop, Singapore
Architect: P.A.C
Xtra Singapore
photo from architects

Xtra Herman Miller Shop – 9 Oct 2012
Learning from the design processes of the work chairs, which combines formal, structural and material innovation based on the research of Ergonomics to create a surface that moulds comfortably to the human body, our proposal seek to develop a “skin” for the Herman Miller Store that is “moulded” to its host – Xtra. Four central ideas guide our design process. Shop-In-Shop: The Herman Miller store is expressed as a porous plywood envelope forming an independent entity that plugs into the shop space of Xtra. This lightweight envelope allows visual links yet maintains the identity of both stores.

Wintergarden Shopping Centre, Brisbane, Australia
The Buchan Group
Wintergarden Building Brisbane
image : Christopher Frederick Jones

Wintergarden Shopping Centre – 10 May 2012
Wintergarden opened its doors this month, unveiling its new design to Brisbane shoppers and showcasing some of The Buchan Group’s most innovative retail work. After a four year redesign and redevelopment the landmark shopping destination has again started welcoming shoppers.

Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian Retail Building
photo : Lin Ho

Malaysian Retail Building – added 10 Apr 2012
Starhill Gallery is perhaps Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic shopping mall, featuring an extraordinary array of luxury shops and fine dining restaurants. Spark’s design proposal dealt with the reinvention of the existing façade of Starhill Gallery facing Bukit Bintang. This reinvention of Starhill Gallery is designed by Stephen Pimbley, founding director of Spark and the architect behind Singapore’s hugely popular Clarke Quay.

Tsvetnoy Central Market, Moscow
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Tsvetnoy Moscow Store
photograph : Chris Gascoigne

Tsvetnoy Central Market
Visible from the ground floor entrance of the department store through a large full-height atrium, the ceiling provides visitors with a glimpse of the colourful produce and activities within the 7m high food hall above. Sitting inside the external envelope, the reflective surfaces wrap and unify the two food retail floors, creating movement through abstract shifting patterns of colour, which make reference to the site‘s history as a flower marketplace as well as the architectural innovation and geometry of the new building, designed by Moscow-based architectural studio Project Meganom.

Zeilgalerie, Frankfurt, Germany
3deluxe in/exterior
photograph from architects

Zeilgalerie shopping centre
The redesign of the Zeilgalerie shopping centre, which opened in 1992 and is renowned far beyond Frankfurt’s city limits, includes a completely new look for the façade and a full makeover of the public areas inside the complex. Due to the paramount significance of the front of the building in terms of typology and how it fits into the urban setting, 3deluxe’s design concept focuses closely on the architectural surface and its deepening in content, structure and materials. As it is the only exterior view of the complex that is enclosed on three sides, the façade facing out onto the Zeil shopping mall is therefore representative of the entire architecture – the perception of shape gets reduced to the perception of space.

Retail Building Designs, alphabetical:

Retail Park Roermond, The Netherlands
NIO architecten
Retail Park Roermond
image : Arjen Schmitz

Retail Park Roermond
Selfridges Store, England
various Architects
Selfridges Manchester
building picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Selfridges Manchester shops
Selfridges Store, England
Future Systems Architects
Selfridges Birmingham
photo from architects

Selfridges Birmingham
Shopping Center Schönbühl, Switzerland
Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Shopping Center Schönbühl
picture © HKA, photo Francisco Paco Carrascosa

Shopping Center Schönbühl
Star Place Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung Shopping Centre
picture from UNStudio

Kaohsiung Shopping Centre design
Stefanel Hamburg, Germany
Stefanel Hamburg
image : Marco Zanta

Stefanel Hamburg Store
Stefanel Store – Frankfurt, Germany
Stefanel Shop
photo : Marco Zanta

Stefanel Frankfurt Shop
Sunset Boutique, USA
Sunset Boutique
image from PATTERNS

Los Angeles boutique design
Trinity Quarter Shopping Centre, England
EMBT + Stanley Bragg Partnership
Trinity Quarter Leeds
picture from EMBT

Trinity Quarter Leeds design
United Bamboo Shop, Japan
Acconci Studio
Tokyo Clothes Store
photograph from Acconci Studio

Tokyo Clothes Shop
Varyap Shopping Living Center, Turkey
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Varyap Shopping Center
image from architects

Varyap Shopping Living Center
Velenjak Shopping Center, Tehran, Iran
Hooman Balazadeh
M Coffee Velenjak Shopping Center
photograph : Parham Taghiof

Iranian Shopping Center
Victoria Square Shopping Centre, N.Ireland
Victoria Square Belfast
image © Christopher Hill Photographic

Victoria Square Belfast
Villa Moda Souk al-Manshar, Kuwait
Kuwait Boutique
picture : Simon Collins

Kuwait Boutique
West Gate – shopping centre, Croatia
ATP Architects and Engineers
West Gate Zagreb
photo : Shopping City Zagreb

West Gate Zagreb
westside Shopping Center, Switzerland
Studio Daniel Libeskind
westside Shopping center
picture from architects

Swiss retail architecture

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Retail Buildings – No Images

Retail Designs – no images/links, alphabetical:

Retti candle shop, Vienna, Austria
Hans Hollein Architects

Schullin Jewellery shop, Vienna, Austria
Hans Hollein Architects

Selfridges Birmingham, England

Future Systems Architects

Shopping centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner

TOD, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Toyo Ito & Associates

VivoCity – shopping mall, Singapore
Toyo Ito Associates

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Fortnum & Mason store
interior image from J+W

Giorgio Armani New York store
Armani Fifth Avenue
picture courtesy of Studio Fuksas

St James Centre Shopping Centre

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