The shopping mall located close to the city center will be a new point of interest for the Perm residents and guests. Primarily, the project is dedicated to the creation of a new public space which shall meet modern functionality and safety requirements as well as become an integral part of the surrounding area. Perm is one of the largest industrial centers of the country, but it is also famous for its pristine landscapes, abundance of rivers and forests - thus, the designers tried to implement all these features in the building’s appearance.
Shopping mall in Perm
152 192,6 m2
The complex’s varied-height structure (1-2 floors) contains a large grocery and retail facilities, restaurants, a food-court, a cinema and a playground for children of age 2 to 16. Basement floor includes a car park the total capacity of which together with the ground parking area is 2600 cars. The main façade with an exit to Kosmonavtov Highway has an open terrace on the second floor, which serves as a lounge zone for shopping breaks. Lantern lights, arranged along the shopping galleries, provide enough natural light inside the complex making the visitors feel most comfortable.
The construction site is surrounded by an active highway and newly built residential areas from one side and a forest from another side. This is the reason why architects chose different design methods – large stained glass walls promote trading by attracting customers, while broken lines of the facade refer to natural motives – the forest behind the mall.
Metallic elements on the facade, aluminum composite panels and perforated sheets reflect the other character of the city – an industrial one. A massive weathering steel line going along two sides of the facade makes the mall’s appearance dynamic, bright and bold. The perforation on the line illuminated at night time follows the shape of ancient animal images created by the craftsmen of Perm region many centuries ago.