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Don’t be confused by the Liverpool name – this shopping centre is located in Huixquilucan, near Mexico City.
Rojkind Arquitectos designed the façade of the 30,000-sq-m department store, which is part of the Liverpool brand’s attempt to reinvent its image. The retail company was founded 164 years ago and is attempting to update its style and appearance.
Located a ‘car dependant’ suburb of Mexico City, the building is surrounded by a maze of roadways. The circular structure appears fluid and flexible amongst the curving roads.
‘The new facade responds to a fast pace of the everyday life in this isolated suburb, sitting in the middle of a very congested intersection of highways and overpasses, which give it a futuristic Blade Runner-like feel,’ says architect Michel Rojkind of Rojkind Arquitectos. ‘It’s a contradiction to the grit and chaos of its surroundings; a juxtaposition that becomes a new reference for this part of the city.’
During the exterior renovation process, Rojkind Arquitectos was also commissioned to redesign the interior, in an attempt to keep a fluid connection between inside and outside. Shoppers enter into three-storey atrium filled with light and passageways, while curving backlit balconies are a reminder of the flowing exterior façade.
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