Project DescriptionMall Plaza’s Trebol Aires is a renovation project that has brought a collection of upscale tenants to a particular part of Trebol Mall called Aires. The Aires brand embraces a sophisticated design with a feminine air that suggests a spa atmosphere. The goal of the project was to create an upscale shopping district within the mall using a one level space that is void of natural light.
One of the strategies to create a spa like atmosphere was to assemble finishes, furnishings, decorative lighting, custom kiosks and sculptural elements to create a space that felt inviting. Large scale metal poles and polished metal planters with plants create intricate backdrops to seating areas filled with curvilinear upholstered benches and ottomans. Water flows from the top of the planters and over the sides and gathers in the water below. This flow of water adds a beautiful sound to the seating zones. Also, a large wavy wood feature wall highlighted with flowers creates an art installation at the main entrance.
This new area of the mall needed to be open in sixty days. In order to accomplish grand design goals and such a specialized shopping district the design needed to be bold and beautiful yet accomplished within a short window of design opportunity.
Dropped ceiling planes above the lounge zones are highlighted by inner and outer circular cove lighting. The lighting is LED and gracefully changes color in unison with the other dropped ceiling planes. This lighting element gives movement to the space and makes the environment feel fresh and changing.
Two unique cafés were crafted to serve the shoppers. One of the cafés is encased in an organic wood and metal basket structure. This café can be seen from multiple levels and offers the diners a comfortable spot to refresh. The second café is located underneath a custom glass chandelier and is surrounded by sloping translucent walls.