The first significant commercial project finished by international architecture, urbanism, and design firm Broadway Malyan in the Americas has been unveiled by the property division of Carrefour Argentina: Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre with an estimated $29 million in construction costs.
Terrazas de Mayo, a brand-new 130,000 square metre shopping centre with 130 stores and a wide variety of brands, is 30 kilometres west of Buenos Aires in Argentina. It has led to the creation of 1,000 new jobs.
It has a 24-lane bowling alley, a ten-screen Cinemark, a 720 square metre amusement park called “Neverland,” and a 10,900 square metre Carrefour hypermarket.
The centre also has 1,600 covered parking spaces and a 3,500 square metre food court with 14 restaurants and food and beverage outlets, some with outdoor terraces for al fresco dining.
The extension of a former shopping mall on the site was conceptualised by Broadway Malyan’s expert retail design experts in Madrid (Spain) and Santiago (Chile), who also worked together to develop the design and project manage the plan in collaboration with local partner GDM.
The natural surroundings and the sizable trees that encircle the centre served as inspiration for the design concept. In order to integrate the interior and exterior environments and give visitors a bright and interesting experience, it has a lot of windows, terraces, skylights, and courtyards.
Jorge Ponce Dawson, the director of Broadway Malyan, stated that “our expert design team has worked in close partnership with long-standing client Carrefour to deliver its first shopping centre in Argentina, which is also our practice’s first built project in the Americas – having opened studios in Santiago, Chile, in 2013 and So Paulo, Brazil, in 2011.”
Marcelo Rodrguez Cáceres, director of Carrefour’s property division in Argentina, claims: “Because of its excellent location, the centre will boost the local economy and benefit the neighbourhood. It is a treasured project for us as our first shopping centre in Argentina, and we are confident that it will be a success.”
The business unit of the Carrefour Group that develops and manages more than 900 shopping centres with a combined area of more than 4.1 million square metres across nine countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America is known as the Property Division.