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Blended in the architectural structure defined by the unforgettable style of Zaha Hadid, envolving citylife’s urban complex, the big citylife shopping district offers the best in design and fashion, as well all the hospitality services as bars and restaurants. A big must go in your 2018 Milan city guide.
At November 30, opened the most glamorous shopping center in Milan and the largest urban shopping district in Italy, a mall of 100 stores scattered over 32,000 sqm of surface dedicated to premium but accessible proposals, the most prestigious brands for home, fashion, technology and cosmetics and the best names in the bar and catering industry.
Open from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm, the CityLife Shopping District features an exclusive architectural structure, which is the signature of Zaha Hadid Architects, and is incorporated into the CityLife project, former urban center of the Milan Fair that represents, with its 366,000 square meters of space, one of the largest areas upgraded through urban planning in Europe.
For the concept behind the new Shopping District, Zaha Hadid Studio has resumed the fluid and delicate lines that characterize CityLife’s residential complex to identify the volumes of the mall’s architectural complex and define the interior design, enhanced by original and accurate solutions and details.
In the interior design project of the mall stands out the false ceiling made of laminated bamboo wood, which also covers the columns, giving life to so many sculptures, architectural “trees” gracefully scattered across the interior of the mall. Escalators and beams of light coming from convex skylights create a fascinating and engaging shopping path.
In the new Shopping District, the home and technology sectors include, among others, the stores of Habitat and Democracy Design, as well as Huawei’s first European flagship store. With a location curated by Pierre Favresse‘s Artistic Director and developed over three floors and 2,200 square meters of living space, Habitat hosts – alongside Le Café Habitat – the new lines and great classics of the catalog: furnishings, accessories, textiles, lamps and decorations, both for home and office and outdoor.
Armando Borghi, CityLife’s CEO and José Maria Robles, Property Manager of Sonae Sierra Italia, partner of Generali Real Estate for the development and management of CityLife’s Shopping District, delivered a speech during the day of the presentation.