Commercial Design Showcase
Restaurants and malls have very different specifications but share some key considerations. One of which being circulation.
People need to be able to get around easily. Supplies need to be picked up quickly. Flow of traffic needs to be accounted for and there needs to be adequate parking for cars.
Olaya Food Street is a block of 20 fine dining restaurants. These restaurants need to have a cohesive aesthetic. Meanwhile, they should be unique as standalone establishments.
A key consideration is that each place is able to establish their own brands. Variety in design enables this.
Planning for flows of traffic, both of people and cars is important. Supplier trucks need to reach each restaurant easily to drop off food supplies. Receiving areas have to be easily navigable. There has to be space for trucks to maneuver into and out of the location.
Kitchen placement is a key factor in this. Receiving food supplies and getting them into the pantries and refrigerators has to take place as quickly as possible. The service areas of the restaurants have to tie in with kitchen placements as well as truck parking areas outside.
The DHAHRAN MALL is featured as a split level mall due to a naturally occurring split level in the roads around the mall.
Commercial design should be a perfect example of using site conditions to optimize business potential.
Main access to the mall is from the higher level road. Shops on two floors on this side are placed in a split level so they can be accessed from the road level with equal ease hence providing same business value to them. This also breaks up circulation of people around each level and eases any crowding. Two levels are comprised of shops, with restaurants above and offices on the top floor. This makes sure circulation is a steady flow around the entire mall area.
The AL KHOZAMA Mall is a facade design project. Collage Consultants WLL worked to give this two level mall an exterior facelift.
Uplifting the exterior design breathes new life into the facade and adds a much needed vibrancy.
Landscape design is also undertaken. Trimming greenery and adding plants in features reflective of the exterior design. This breaks up the buildings and shops and adds a natural element to this outdoor mall.
Centre Point displays a wide range of engaging aesthetics. The built fabric hints at the advent of a new age of futurism. Along with the Automall on its lower ground floor the building also has a shopping complex and a dedicated business floor. It also houses state of the art apartments comprising of 6 floors.
Provide maximum transparency from the public area into the lease space
The idea was to break the monotonous straight line grid of the facade on the apartment floors. By changing the sizes of the windows we created a dynamic and interesting pattern on the facade. Emphasizing entries segregating the different uses of the space was one of the key design milestone.
Starting from the ground up or providing a building with an uplifting facade redesign. Collage Consultants WLL have your commercial design needs covered. Contact us today for a consultation.
Written By : Hassan Ali
Hassan strongly advocates ‘smart design solutions are not the future; they are the present’. Guided by a modern sensibility, he has been a major force in the firm’s progressive digital direction since his affiliation in 2014
March 24, 2020 12:40 pm /
Love the design
March 24, 2020 2:02 pm /
Well done. Great effort and amazing work.
To greater heights and greater success
March 25, 2020 12:05 pm /
Thank you Basim. Your appreciation is indeed highly valued.
March 26, 2020 12:27 pm /
Thank you Collage Team for understanding the concept, and delivering the required design. The project is in construction phase, looking forward to further coordination for interior design & implementation.
March 31, 2020 2:16 pm /
We are proud to be part of the Centre Point project. Wish you all the best and a commitment to continue our partnership for the successful execution of the construction stage.
March 24, 2020 2:25 pm /
Thank you Umair. Please go through our other blogs and projects in our portfolio. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
March 24, 2020 2:31 pm /
waoww never imagine that much of thought process required for commercial projects, admire creativity & uniqueness
March 25, 2020 12:04 pm /
Thank you for your comments. We always try to keep our creativity and consider it to be one of our design strengths.
March 24, 2020 2:56 pm /
March 24, 2020 3:25 pm /
Excellent job as always
March 24, 2020 3:36 pm /
A magnificent piece of work with a spectacular success rate of projects. Wish all Collage team fair winds and following seas in all your endeavors.
March 25, 2020 12:06 pm /
March 24, 2020 3:39 pm /
Excellent designs and great to know the thought process of designing them.
March 31, 2020 2:14 pm /
March 24, 2020 6:39 pm /
Excellent work keep it up?
March 31, 2020 2:13 pm /
March 24, 2020 8:22 pm /
I am always impressed by the uniqueness and style presented by Collage.
March 25, 2020 12:10 pm /
Thank you Amir…
March 25, 2020 12:34 am /
Masha Allah! Excellent design, pretty unique but how did you manage to create enough parking space for such a heavy business segments specially for constant parking like auto mall inventory and residents. Location or land seems very value able
March 25, 2020 12:09 pm /
The location is in Bahria Enclave, Islamabad.
March 25, 2020 11:06 am /
some very interesting ideas … the idea of split level mall with equal accessibility for two different floors is great i think as it will avoids unnecessary clogging at one place. multi story underground paid parking?
March 25, 2020 12:08 pm /
Split level accessibility idea is new to Saudi Arabia although it is widely practiced in Pakistan and few other countries.
March 26, 2020 7:58 am /
Very Impressive dear friend.
March 31, 2020 2:12 pm /