[EVENT] : Mapic 2014 : Awards finalists, retail urban projects

BEST RETAIL URBAN PROJECT
– Ghent, Creating an Open Air Shopping Centre – Ghent, Belgium
Submitted by City of Ghent

– Les Terrasses du Port – Marseille, France
Submitted by Hammerson

– Plac Unii City Shopping – Warsaw, Poland
Submitted by Liebrecht & wooD Poland Sp. z o.o.

Winners to ne revealed on Thursday 20 November in Cannes, France
Source
 : Mapic.com – here

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[EVENT] : Mapic 2014 : Awards finalists, brands

BEST FASHION & FOOTWEAR RETAIL CONCEPT
– Aéropostale – United States
Submitted by GH+A Design
– André – France
– Uniqlo – Japan

BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE RETAIL CONCEPT
– espressamente illy – Italy
– Grom, il gelato come una volta – Italy
– Vapiano – Germany

BEST NEW RETAIL CONCEPT
– Causses – France
– Out of Gluten – Italy
– Sports d’époque – France
– Tanya Heath Paris – France

BEST RETAIL GLOBAL EXPANSION 
– 100 Montaditos – Spain
– C&A – Germany
– KIKO Milano – Italy

Winners to ne revealed on Thursday 20 November in Cannes, France
Source
 : Mapic.com – here

[EVENT] : Mapic 2014 : Awards finalists, shopping centers

MOST INNOVATIVE SHOPPING CENTRE
– Akasya Acibadem New Generation Life Complex – Istanbul, Turkey
Submitted by SAF GYO A.Ş.

– iapm Mall – Shanghai, China
Submitted by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

– Qwartz – Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France
Submitted by Altarea Cogedim

– Westgate – Singapore
Submitted by CapitaMalls Asia Limited

BEST REFURBISHED SHOPPING CENTRE
– Abbey Wood Shopping Park – Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted by Haskoll

– Armada development project – Ankara, Turkey
Submitted by A Tasarim Mimarlik – Ali Osman Ozturk

– Centrum Černý Most – Prague, Czech Republic
Submitted by Benoy

– Times Square “Mission Possible” Renovation – Hong Kong
Submitted by Times Square Limited

BEST FACTORY OUTLET CENTRE
– Fashion House Outlet Centre Moscow – Moscow, Russia
Submitted by Fashion House Group

– Fashion Outlets of Chicago – Rosemont, IL, United
Submitted by RTKL Associates Inc.

– One Nation Paris
Les Clayes-sous-Bois, France
Submitted by Catinvest

Winners to ne revealed on Thursday 20 November in Cannes, France
Source
: Mapic.com – here

[High streets etc…] : What happened since our last visit in …

… Heimstone – Paris – a fashion brand. Today, the brand is about to display a dedicated collection in collaboration with Monoprix. I first conclude that Heimstone had also entered into an expansion process, by opening new stores. In fact, the number of shops remains the same : 2 in Paris. But the brand enlarged his influence by : – opening a market place – increasing the number of stockists, oneline ones included – starting a collaboration with Monoprix for a “collection capsule” (a seasonal association between a designer and a retailer, as H&M and Karl Lagerfeld did) A brand among many others, which shows the multiple ways to expand without necessarily opening additional classic shops : using smart retail. What could be for a brand the equivalent evolution in a shopping centre? A pop-up format? Mall? Other? Our previous post : [High streets etc…] : Heimstone, Paris – here Source : Monoprix news here

[High streets etc…] : What happened since our last visit in…

… Bascule shopping in Brussels :
We mentioned many negative aspects combined to latent potential of this shopping place.  (read previous post here)
In the meantime, we noticed some improvements :
– A terrace sharing : Carrefour indicates where you can enjoy sushis bought at the Carrefour’s Sushi corner
– At the main gallery entrance, a kiosk is proposing drinks and creates implicitly a new public place
Everything is still basic, but at least things are on the right track… and that’s we like. Keep going!

[Malls etc…] : Shopping centres & honey

Capture d’écran 2014-09-19 à 15.09.55Bees like cities… it’s not as easy to see hives, but there are many for instance on Parisian roofs or gardens : Opéra, Scribe Hotel, Tour d’Argent restaurant, Luxembourg gardens…
Bees like cities, and also more recently shopping centres :
Beaugrenelle in Paris, Alexandrium in Rotterdam are housing hives, reaping honey and selling jars.
Nice initiative.

Sources
– “Alexandrium shopping centre sells its own honey” – Retail Detail – 6 August 2014 – here
– “Première récolte de miel à Beaugrenelle” – Paris.fr – 9 septembre 2014 – here

Spotted in Brussels : Twinning flee markets

As we know cities can be twinned; we discovered that flee markets could also be as Paris (St Ouen) and Brussels (Jeu de Balle) ones.
Can we one day consider twinning other retail places as high streets, shopping centres? I mean by “twinning” embedding complementarities, synergies between 2 places.
A pairing different from associations promoting professional interests as ICSC for shopping centres, AMCV (in Belgium or equivalent) for inner cities, Emporion for food markets… A retail place endorsing another one…

Source photo BIV