The main challenge associated with restructuring of the Caroli Shopping Center was forging a connection between the shopping center and Malmö city. Our proposal merges the center’s inside and outside by creating of a series of urban spaces and trails that involve the texture of the city and shape the framework of the building. By doing so, the center becomes an extension of the city and an obvious destination for locals and visitors alike.
A SURPRISING URBAN SPACE- INSIDE AND OUT
The Caroli Shopping Center of the future functions as one continuous urban space that surprises its visitors and attracts their attention. The natural stone flooring extends in multiple directions both inside and outside the center whereby it suggests a conversation between a number of highly distinct open squares. The squares are arranged as simple atmospheric impressions that break the scale and add a sense of intimacy through openness and continuity. The shifting tones of the flooring unify and connect the center’s interior and exterior, making the center part of the city and the city part of the center.
“I’m very satisfied with your participation in the project and the sensitivity and professional approach and the guidance that you provide in the project. The design is perceived as very good and the result of the completed parts have been very good. The presentation and the continuous follow-up have after dialogue received a different look and been adapted after our wishes regarding division into different phases and subprojects.
We are most satisfied with the engagement with which you have participated in the project and the will to create something really good.”