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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,Design,Green Building,Urban design | 1 Comment

Médiacité, Liège, Belgium, Ron Arad, shopping center, BREEAM, daylighting, ETFE [1]
Image ©Ron Arad Architects

London-based Israeli architect, Ron Arad [2], 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 [3], 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 [4] in Liège was the first project in Belgium to be awarded with BREEAM certification, and in addition to natural daylighting [5], 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 [2]

+ Médiacité [6]

Via ArchDaily [7]

Lead Image ©Marc Detiffe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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