• Santa Monica Place wins 2013 VIVA Best of the Best Award from ICSC

    28 June 2013

    At the 2013 ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) RECon event in May, the Jerde-designed Santa Monica Place was honoured as this year’s ICSC VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Award.

    3rdstreetpromenadeviewcProject owner/developer, Macerich, was in attendance to accept the award, along with Jerde’s design director, David Rogers FAIA. The project had earlier won the ICSC Gold Awards for Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project and Sustainability.

    The VIVA award competition included all award-winning projects from the 2012 International Design & Development Awards. Santa Monica Place was voted the Best-of-the-Best among all of the high-quality global developments.

    Michael P. Kercheval, president and CEO for ICSC, said: “A dramatic, two-year renovation, converting a traditional enclosed mall into a show stopping open-air destination, has re-introduced Santa Monica Place to its market. Complementing a neighboring promenade, the nearby Pacific Ocean, and the iconic Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place’s distinguished and enhanced features create a landmark, which by design blends seamlessly into an urban retail environment.”


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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