Elements Shopping Mall, Hong KongINTERIOR DESIGN
A million sq ft shopping palace
This mall is located in Kowloon HK under the Ritz Carlton. Hilary designed the vast mall with colleagues based in HK while working for Benoy in London. Hilary was responsible for conceptualising and developing the design of this mall which was a new build – and involved heavy co-ordination with the architects, with 123 shops and 20 cafes.
Five Elements concept with a twist of glamour
The concept for the project, given away by the name of the mall was the Chinese elements of nature Earth, Fire, Water, Wood and Metal. Each zone was defined by one element and led to the look and feel of that zone. The fire zone, ironically housed the ice-skating rink and the exterior sign here is the red strip that represents fire.
Stunning art & sculptural ceiling treatment
The Mall is full of commissioned artwork by local artists. The stone sculptures create interest in the atrium spaces, seating in the fire zone is formed of sculptural forms to tie in with the dynamic geometry on the walls. This is no ordinary mall. All shop fronts and railings were also designed to fit in with the zone themes.
A glittering home for the worlds most luxurious brands
The mall houses brands from Cartier to Valentino – there are over 100 luxury brands in this awesome centre of fashion in Hong Kong. Marble flooring throughout married with impactful lighting details and the most exclusive shopfronts designs all contribute to the exuberant experience.
Shimmering metals & suspended metallic rings
The Metal area is the most luxurious area, the Wood area is the health and well being area, the Water zone is the food and beverage zone and Earth is the fashion zone. The artwork in the building gives people areas of interest and places to pause and rest during the whole day that they might spend in the mall. It also was designed to assist in the wayfinding and give points to remember and points to meet at.