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Retail Architecture : Shop Buildings

Major Retail Developments + Store Designs from around the World

post updated 22 Feb 2020

Shop Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Retail Architecture. We aim to include shop buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Shopping Center buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary retail buildings but information on traditional shop buildings is also welcome.

Retail Buildings : A-B

Retail Building Designs : C-I

Shop Buildings : J-L

Store Designs : M-P

Retail Architecture : Q-Z this page)

New Shopping Projects – Selection

Shop Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

9 Oct 2012
Xtra Herman Miller Shop, Singapore
Architect: P.A.C
Xtra Singapore - Retail Architecture
photo from architects
Xtra Herman Miller Shop
Learning from the design processes of the work chairs, which combines formal, structural and material innovation based on the research of Ergonomics to create a surface that moulds comfortably to the human body, our proposal seek to develop a “skin” for the Herman Miller Store that is “moulded” to its host – Xtra. Four central ideas guide our design process. Shop-In-Shop: The Herman Miller store is expressed as a porous plywood envelope forming an independent entity that plugs into the shop space of Xtra. This lightweight envelope allows visual links yet maintains the identity of both stores.

10 May 2012
Wintergarden Shopping Centre, Brisbane, Australia
The Buchan Group
Wintergarden Building Brisbane Retail Architecture
image : Christopher Frederick Jones
Wintergarden Shopping Centre
Wintergarden opened its doors this month, unveiling its new design to Brisbane shoppers and showcasing some of The Buchan Group’s most innovative retail work. After a four year redesign and redevelopment the landmark shopping destination has again started welcoming shoppers.

10 Apr 2012
Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian Retail Building
photo : Lin Ho
Malaysian Retail Building
Starhill Gallery is perhaps Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic shopping mall, featuring an extraordinary array of luxury shops and fine dining restaurants. Spark’s design proposal dealt with the reinvention of the existing façade of Starhill Gallery facing Bukit Bintang. This reinvention of Starhill Gallery is designed by Stephen Pimbley, founding director of Spark and the architect behind Singapore’s hugely popular Clarke Quay.

6 Jul 2011
Tsvetnoy Central Market, Moscow
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Tsvetnoy Moscow Store - Retail Architecture
photograph : Chris Gascoigne
Tsvetnoy Central Market
Visible from the ground floor entrance of the department store through a large full-height atrium, the ceiling provides visitors with a glimpse of the colourful produce and activities within the 7m high food hall above. Sitting inside the external envelope, the reflective surfaces wrap and unify the two food retail floors, creating movement through abstract shifting patterns of colour, which make reference to the site‘s history as a flower marketplace as well as the architectural innovation and geometry of the new building, designed by Moscow-based architectural studio Project Meganom.

Zeilgalerie, Frankfurt, Germany
3deluxe in/exterior
Zeilgalerie Retail Architecture
photograph from architects
Zeilgalerie shopping centre
The redesign of the Zeilgalerie shopping centre, which opened in 1992 and is renowned far beyond Frankfurt’s city limits, includes a completely new look for the façade and a full makeover of the public areas inside the complex. Due to the paramount significance of the front of the building in terms of typology and how it fits into the urban setting, 3deluxe’s design concept focuses closely on the architectural surface and its deepening in content, structure and materials.

Retail Building Designs, alphabetical:

Retail Park Roermond, The Netherlands
NIO architecten
Retail Park Roermond
image : Arjen Schmitz
Retail Park Roermond

Selfridges Store, England
various Architects
Selfridges Manchester Retail Architecture
building picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Selfridges Manchester shopsSelfridges Store, England
Future Systems Architects
Selfridges Birmingham Retail Architecture
photo from architects
Birmingham BullringShopping Center Schönbühl, Switzerland
Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Shopping Center Schönbühl
picture © HKA, photo Francisco Paco Carrascosa
Shopping Center SchönbühlStar Place Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung Shopping Centre
picture from UNStudio
Kaohsiung Shopping Centre designStefanel Hamburg, Germany
Stefanel Hamburg Retail Architecture
image : Marco Zanta
Stefanel Hamburg StoreStefanel Store – Frankfurt, Germany
Stefanel Shop
photo : Marco Zanta
Stefanel Frankfurt ShopSunset Boutique, USA
Sunset Boutique - Retail Architecture
image from PATTERNS
Los Angeles boutique designTrinity Quarter Shopping Centre, England
EMBT + Stanley Bragg Partnership
Trinity Quarter Leeds Retail Architecture
picture from EMBT
Trinity Quarter Leeds designUnited Bamboo Shop, Japan
Acconci Studio
Tokyo Clothes Store
photograph from Acconci Studio
Tokyo Clothes ShopVaryap Shopping Living Center, Turkey
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Varyap Shopping Center
image from architects
Varyap Shopping Living CenterVelenjak Shopping Center, Tehran, Iran
Hooman Balazadeh
M Coffee Velenjak Shopping Center
photograph : Parham Taghiof
Iranian Shopping CenterVictoria Square Shopping Centre, N.Ireland
Victoria Square Belfast
image © Christopher Hill Photographic
Victoria Square BelfastVilla Moda Souk al-Manshar, Kuwait
Kuwait Boutique
picture : Simon Collins
Kuwait BoutiqueWest Gate – shopping centre, Croatia
ATP Architects and Engineers
West Gate Zagreb
photo : Shopping City Zagreb
West Gate Zagrebwestside Shopping Center, Switzerland
Studio Daniel Libeskind
westside Shopping center
picture from architects
Swiss retail architecture

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Retail Buildings – No Images

Retail Designs – no images/links, alphabetical:

Retti candle shop, Vienna, Austria
Hans Hollein Architects

Schullin Jewellery shop, Vienna, Austria
Hans Hollein Architects

Selfridges Birmingham, England

Future Systems Architects

Shopping centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner

TOD, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Toyo Ito & Associates

VivoCity – shopping mall, Singapore
Toyo Ito Associates

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Retail Designs : main page with images
Fortnum & Mason store
interior image from J+W

Giorgio Armani Fifth Avenue
Armani Fifth Avenue
picture courtesy of Studio Fuksas

St James Centre Shopping Centre

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Retail ArchitectureStore Design page welcome