Westfield Galleria at Roseville and Westfield Southcenter celebrate winning top design & architecture awards.
On December 2, 2010, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) recognized two Westfield shopping centers, Westfield Galleria at Roseville (Roseville, CA) and Westfield Southcenter (Seattle, WA) with Gold Awards for top achievement in design of retail properties in the United States.
The design of the Westfield Galleria at Roseville (pictured above) revitalization project (completed in 2009) offers a mosaic of compelling spaces. Boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces are blurred to a striking effect.
Glass walls, skylights and high windows create an aura of transparency and luminescence, while an open-air promenade reveals exterior-facing shop entrances, a sweeping expanse of granite and greenery, and breathtaking clear façade. Inside the property, a sophisticated retail store design has punctuated the recent arrivals of such world-class brands as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Juicy Couture, and flagship locations for H&M, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel.
So too, the destination’s new café-style dining terrace features stunning graphic design allowing its restaurateurs to showcase the art of food preparation and the joy of eating well.
Minutes from downtown Seattle, Westfield Southcenter (shown above) has similarly unveiled a total design transformation. Aesthetically, the center has been able to achieve a bold new expression that celebrates the organic beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as the scale and majesty of nearby Mt. Rainier. Westfield Southcenter’s new south façade, with its memorable silhouette, serves as a striking visual beacon visible from nearby highways.
A dramatic glass entrance, with bold roof and exposed structure, is the centerpiece of the property’s new exterior and incorporates brick, stone, glass, and metal elements. The revitalization project also provided the opportunity to open up the traditionally inward-focused center to the outside, with a new public face as well as street-facing shops and restaurants.