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UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On November 1, 2010 @ 12:15 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building,Urban design | 1 Comment

Médiacité, Liège, Belgium, Ron Arad, shopping center, BREEAM, daylighting, ETFE [5]
Image ©Ron Arad Architects

London-based Israeli architect, Ron Arad [6], with the help of Jaspers Eyers, designed the roof of the mall along with the facade, mall interior and external piazzas. A long 350-meter, winding daylit spine connects and unites the two mall buildings together. The spine is constructed from a complex network of steel roof ribs that undulate and arch over the mall’s main pathway. Covered in lightweight ETFE pillows [7], the mall’s spine is naturally daylit through a translucent material. At the end of the building, the roof curves down and transforms into the facade of the building, which serves as a rain screen.

Médiacité [8] in Liège was the first project in Belgium to be awarded with BREEAM certification, and in addition to natural daylighting [9], includes rainwater collection from the roof, waste management and sorting, roof mounted air treatment stations for improved air quality and strong attention to energy efficiency.

+ Ron Arad [6]

+ Médiacité [10]

Via ArchDaily [11]

Lead Image ©Marc Detiffe


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: http://inhabitat.com/updated-photos-belgiums-mediacite-shopping-mall-complete/mediacite-10/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/updated-photos-belgiums-mediacite-shopping-mall-complete/mediacite-11/?extend=1

[3] Médiacité in Liège: http://inhabitat.com/2009/10/15/mediacite-a-new-sustainable-shopping-center-for-liege-belgium/

[4] Santiago Calatrava's high speed rail station: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/28/calatravas-high-speed-rail-station-opens-in-liege/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/01/updated-photos-belgiums-mediacite-shopping-mall-complete/mediacite-12/

[6] Ron Arad: http://www.ronarad.com/

[7] ETFE pillows: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/24/beijing-water-cube-reopens-as-happy-magic-water-park/

[8] Médiacité: http://inhabitat.com../2009/10/15/mediacite-a-new-sustainable-shopping-center-for-liege-belgium/

[9] daylighting: http://inhabitat.com../daylighting

[10] + Médiacité: http://www.mediacite.be/en/mediacite-01

[11] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/84872/mediacite-ron-arad-architects/

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