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Mar Shopping Algarve

Local inspiration

LOCATION

Loulé, Portugal

INTERVENTION AREA

800 sqm

ROLE

Masterplanning, Leisure strategy, Concept design, Technical development, Tender coordination, Execution project validation and revision, Installation supervision

STATUS

Under technical development

From a global perspective the project is a new concept in the way we understand leisure and shopping.

The project concentrated a great effort on becoming a magnetic pole for both the local public and the touristic sector.

Inspiration and First Ideas

The project is located in an area with so much competition and a great attraction for tourists. That made us come up with a proposal that took into account the need to approach the project with a holistic vision.

Our inspiration for the leisure solution was based on one of the main tourist attractions in Algarve: The Golf course. By deconstructing a golf course, we were able to transform its main essences from basic elements to exaggerated and more intense flavors that give the overall space a unique and appealing identity and look.

Solution

The importance of the natural setting gave us a base on which we were able to construct a powerful, robust concept coherent with local culture, by also integrating leisure into the shopping culture and experience. Inter Ikea Algarve is above all a project destined to build a new trend, where the leisure ecosystem is based on great elements of attraction – a perfectly designed landscape with several points of interest.