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The Fantastic Future Of The Mall : Reinventing How We'll Eat, Play, Work & Learn ... Part


#1 : Energy Efficient, Cost Effective ...


Green Facades. Green Roofs. Daylight Optimized Glass Atriums. Terrace Urban Parks. Solar Boilers. Architectural design to reduce AC load via increasing natural and cross ventilation. Roof top irrigation. Rain Water Harvesting. Energy efficient fixtures. LEDs. Etc. Etc.

# 2 : Of Roof Tops & Terraces ...


Malls are opening up to the outdoors and their surroundings. Roof tops and terraces are increasing becoming important feature spaces with many uses. For restaurants. For cafes. For Art Galleries. For Organic Farming. For Gaming Zones. And lots lots more ...

# 3: Just Play


Malls have to become destinations. Why else will people leave their homes to go shopping ? Hence the importance of play areas & entertainment zones. So you have themed Game Rooms. Trapezes. Trampolines. Terrace Racing Tracks. Indoor Roller Coasters. Bungee Jumping. Etc Etc. All created to make you stay for endless hours in the mall ...

# 4: Learning And Loving It ...


Another way malls are becoming destinations is by redefining themselves as learning centres. So there are Cooking classes. Painting courses. Reading rooms. Art Galleries. Yoga sessions. Kids' 'edutainment' play zones. Etc. Etc.

# 5: Theme Stores ...


Differentiated design concepts like themed malls and themed stores are doing better since they are seen as experiences not shops. So you have a mall inspired by the Amazon rain forests. There are underwater shopping centers. Arab inspired mall interiors. Then there are shops only for candy. For granite. For popcorn. Fountain pen ink. Dog protein food. Organic coffee. High calorie meals. Spy restaurants etc

# 6: A Meeting Place for Companies & startups


From San Francisco to Jakarta, entrepreneurs are seeing shopping malls as places to work rather than just leisure. All around the world co-working spaces are beginning to pop up in malls. This may be a relatively new phenomenon, but it seems to be one that is here to stay. Co-working spaces in malls make it easier for clients to meet you. You can work, eat, shop all in one place. They help in increasing day-time mall usage. They even help in boosting your social life ...


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