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The mall in the online shopping era

Suau, Cristian and Munar Bauza, Margarita 2009. The mall in the online shopping era. Presented at: The new urban question : urbanism beyond neo-liberalism, Delft, Amsterdam, 26-28 November 2009. Published in: Rosemann, J. ed. The New Urban Question: Urbanism beyond Neo-Liberalism, 4th IFoU conference proceedings, Amsterdam & Delft, Netherlands, 26-28 November 2009. Delft: International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), pp. 151-160.

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This study is focused on the evolution of massive retail architecture as polyvalent container and consistent public space no longer located in the periphery, but as generic spaces within inner cities. Its aim is also to reflect on the adaptation of these large commercial complexes as they are affected by the new digital market and their impact on the urban design concerning public interiors in European cities. Some exemplary types of shopping malls: L'Illa in Barcelona, Spain; Almere Stad shopping centre in Almere, Holland and St David's in Cardiff, UK, have been critically compared by analysing their urban, formal and functional transformations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Design, Public Spaces, Retail Shopping, Malls, Web-shopping
Publisher: International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU)
ISBN: 9789078658139
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:59

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