Davide Padoa, CEO of Design International, is mentioned in this month's RetailME magazine alongside Lulu Group International's Marcello Larizza. At MAPIC 2015, Design International hosted a press conference where it was announced that the two were working together on two new retail real estate projects in the UAE.
Avenues Mall, Silicon Oasis, will be situated in Dubai's first smart city; Silicon Oasis. The revolutionary design of Avenues Mall, Silicon Oasis is composed by five gigantic shape-alike pebbles. Inspired by ancient Arabian movements across the desert, Design International wanted to offer both a strong architectural statement and an imposing gate into an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the otherwise hectic pace of modern suburban Dubai.
The second of the malls, Avenues Mall, Sharjah, is located in the Sanman area of Sharjah. It will bring the shoppers of the area a smaller mall, yet with all one would expect from a super-regional mall. The mall will boast an assortment of casual dining restaurants that will, in addition to the food court outlets, constitute an authentic ‘food-street’ concept. Leading the movement towards gourmet and artisan food and beverage trends, visitors will be presented with a true food destination experience, with open seating arrangements along a boulevard that seamlessly connects the leisure offerings.
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