- Location Dubai, UAE
- Value Confidential
- Size 16,600 m²
- Client H&H
- Year 2012
The Galleria Mall is envisioned as a commercial centre of the Al Wasl residential district. A two-storey community Retail Centre forms the front of the Al Wasl development with a residential complex Al Wasl Villas behind it. The key design feature, a triangulated roof formed with laser cut aluminium plates, gives a recognisable character and necessary visibility to the building from the busy road, animating the interior and creating a comfortable shade around the exterior.
Community Retail Centre comprises of an anchor deli outlet, four food and beverage units, twenty-two retail outlets over ground and first floor and an open air cinema on the roof. A single, central, sky lit route links the units within a pedestrianised arcade. Two large circular skylights on either side of the mall represent focal points in the interior. Retail as well as food and beverage units are double fronted, maximising their potential with external landscaped pathways and external dining terraces at ground and first floor.
A landscaped area incorporating children’s play area is provided. On-street parking to Al Wasl road provides twenty-two new parking spaces with approximately 115 new spaces provided in a single-storey basement with ancillary MEP rooms.