Aquarelle Shopping Center
Aquarelle is medium-sized, 14 000m² complex consisting of 7 600m² of boutiques, a supermarket, and a small food court. The main facade is like five big undulating sheets of paper. In between is colored glass that resembles an aquarelle painting. At night the building’s image is supported by an attractive illumination which blurs the edges and emphasizes the effect of aquarelle. The adjacent darker sides will figure as the background for advertisements. Inside a white, oval-shaped atrium connects the different retail shops.
We gave the atrium an elliptical shape, with the edges of the subsequent floor slabs shifted one from the other. That created a focused interior, with all the shop fronts visible from whichever point of view.