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Construction Update: Mall Plaza Egaña



Mall Plaza Egaña is one of four retail projects tvsdesign is creating for developer and mall operator, Mall Plaza, which will set a new standard for progressive and sophisticated retail in Chile.

Mall Plaza Egaña is surrounded by small scale, low‐rise urban residential buildings, single family home, and was designed to recapture the role of the community’s “central marketplace.” With careful placement of the various mixed-use components, the surrounding community was not only retained, but enhanced.

The new mall will feature:

  • 5-levels of shopping in a sustainable environment
  • Multiple levels of underground parking
  • Large rooftop terrace
  • Large Food Court with beautiful views to the cityscape and mountains

Below, recent construction photos show Mall Plaza’s vision becoming the most progressive shopping experience in Latin America.


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Spotlight On: Mall Plaza Egaña


R-3030-000-061Mall Plaza’s new retail destination, Plaza Egaña, is redefining the urban shopping experience in Latin America.

Drawing directly from the local culture in Santiago, tvsdesign created the new 98,800 sm retail destination designed to recapture the role of the community’s “central marketplace.” With careful placemaking, the surrounding urban community was not only retained, but enhanced.

Mall Plaza Egaña is one of four retail destinations tvsdesign is creating for developer and mall operator, Mall Plaza, which will set a new standard for the urban retail experience in Chile. As tvsdesign Principal Mark Carter explains, Mall Plaza has a “strategic vision to redefine both their brand and the customer’s shopping experience as the most progressive in Latin America”. R-3030-000-062

As strategic designers who understand the business of retail placemaking, Carter and his design team planned Plaza Egaña for urbanity. The four level urban infill project  includes a mix of merchandise ranging from service retail and hypermarket in the subterranean transit level to the atrium and three upper levels with higher end retail stores.


Plaza-Egana.004 Lining the street and plaza gardens are sidewalk cafes, restaurants and an amphitheater that create an entertainment district with a Bohemian atmosphere. Cinemas, food court and family restaurants anchor a rooftop garden with dramatic views to downtown Santiago and the mountains beyond.

In addition to making the retail center contextual and in harmony with its urban surroundings, Mall Plaza also challenged tvsdesign to create a project that would be a physical public statement of the importance of sustainability. The company signed an agreement with Fundación Chile to measure the carbon footprint/greenhouse gas emissions during construction, the first mall project in Chile to undertake these efforts.

Click here to read more about Mall Plaza Egaña, or visit

See Also: Spotlight On: Plaza Vespucio Aires

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Spotlight On: Plaza Vespucio Aires


Vespucio_Aires.005Plaza Vespucio Aires represents a major expansion and face lift to this Santiago shopping mall. As the focal point of the interior, tvsdesign has created a lush garden court capped by a bold glass roof structure. The project vision is to attract a new upscale tenant and clientele mix by the creation of a large day lit winter garden designed to provide customers a relaxing “spa like” shopping environment.

Floating cafe living rooms and specialty retail are woven together with sculptural landscape including a cascading stream. Sweeping roof lines and curvilinear forms bring a new modern image to the mall’s exterior. This, along with the addition of a new covered walkway, help to unify the building and offers an enhanced pedestrian experience.

Vespucio_Aires.002This 15,000 sm major expansion adds a distinctive new two level fashion district to this highly successful mall in Santiago, Chile. The project is developed by Mall Plaza, owner of eight large shopping centers in Chile and continues a long term multi-project relationship tvsdesign has with the developer. Read More>>



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Bringing a New Retail Experience to Mohali, India

North Country Mall in Mohali

North-Country-Mall.002The North Country Mall is a mixed use retail prototype and the first of potentially 40 rollout malls in India, introducing a new shopping experience to the region and its’ culture.

“India lacks a strong ‘organized’ retail presence.  Estimated at more than $600 billion in 2010, retail in India is dominated by small retail stores that average less than 500 sq. ft. per store. B. Anantharaman, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
of Gumberg India, Gumberg Global’s India-based operating company

“Gumberg’s strategy is to develop about 20 regional and super regional malls across India over the next 6-7 years,” Anantharaman says. “Initial concentration is in top 12 markets with the greatest potential.”

The North Country Mall, now approximately 4 months away from opening, is rated one of the best upcoming malls in India, having attracted several high-end tenants to the shopping center. The mall is pre‐leased more than 80 percent of its 280 outlets to prominent international retailers.

North Country Mall Mohali

North Country Mall Mohali

“We wanted to re‐create the retail customer experience found in shopping centers across the United States,” say tvsdesign Retail Principal, Mark Carter. “We used current retail trend as distinctive and inviting storefronts, wide corridors, grand drop‐off points, an expansive central atrium and a truly welcoming atmosphere that will engage shoppers and retailers alike.”

Click here to read more about the huge vision for The North Country Mall in Mohali, or visit

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