The exhibition dedicated to contemporary retail spaces that recently ended at SpazioFMGperl'architettura, the exhibition gallery of the Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti brands, offers an opportunity to explore the pages of Floornature to rediscover the most recent projects for shopping centres and multifunctional buildings in various parts of the world.
We start with the countries that were the focus of the exhibition at SpazioFMG, in particular Mexico, where architectsFrancisco Pardo and Julio Amezcua have transformed an ex-car parts warehouse from the early 1900s into a multifunctional building “Milàn 44”.
Milan is the second destination on our journey, with the functional and interior conversion project for a ‘60s building by theDC10 studio . For the Galleria R-Nord, a shopping centre designed in Modena by Area 17 and INRES, the starting point was the interior redevelopment of a ‘70s housing complex, while in Arezzo the façade is the key element of the redevelopment project by Piuarch for the Centro*Arezzo Coop.fi shopping centre.
Lots of different elements and an atmosphere with a hint of Metropolis by Fritz Lang are the basis of Trade Union, the project by Kai Design in London. Multisensory experiences from the natural world were recreated in the interior design project for the Westfield's Stratford City shopping centre in London, by the Bompas & Parr studio. A new vertical, functional organization for Lane 189, shopping centre in Shanghai, was the work of UNStudio. We end once again with a link to SpazioFMG, because the last two designs, the KuBe House of Culture and Movement in Frederiksberg, Denmark, and the Markthal in Rotterdam, Holland, are by MVRDV, a studio to which the next exhibition at the Milan gallery of the Iris Ceramica Groupis dedicated.