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by GenCept | November 11, 2010

Maybe amazing is not yet the word to illustrate this mall in Belgium. Created by Ron Arad Architects, the building of nearly 10,000 m2 is a masterpiece in a matter of architectural innovation and daring.

Despite the conservative environment of this area of Liege, a city of Belgium, the Mediacite is very well placed in context with clean and simple shapes that make contact with the surrounding buildings, while creating a new volume, outstanding and innovative, which transforms a simple mall in one place to be admired. And according to the architects"the building stands out as a symbol of the city’s revitalisation and strives to spearhead the city’s regeneration".

The design of the roof unites these elements with a complex network of steel roof ribs that undulate through the mall. The lattice of steel sculpts the volume of the mall beneath, varying both in height and structural depth to form a variety of differing experiences.

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Peter Cook

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Peter Cook

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

The project was completed to a highly accelerated programme, with a duration of only 34 months from inception to completion. The total built area for the Mall is 9750m2. With a construction budget of €18.75m the project was delivered for €1920/m2.

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Peter Cook

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Peter Cook

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Marc Detiffe

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
© Bernard Boccara

Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
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Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
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Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
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Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
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Mediacite Shopping Mall by Ron Arad Architects
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