MALL PLAZA EGANA
ABOUT THE PROJECT
As the historical central marketplace, Plaza Egana in Santiago, Chile returns to prominence with this four-level urban infill project. Serving as the gateway to the community of La Reina, this mixed-use development draws directly from the values of the residents to create a compelling destination for live, work and play.
MALL PLAZA EGANA IS A NEW EXPERIENCE IN LIVE, WORK AND PLAY
DESIGN GOALS, STRATEGY & RESULTS
The retail area of the complex 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. Lining the street and plaza gardens are sidewalk café, 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. Below grade, the building links to a new subway station and serves as the pedestrian connection to the bus transfer. Two unique cafés were crafted to serve the shoppers. One of the cafés is encased in an organic wood and metal basket structure. The first 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. Sensitive to the fact that the new development borders on an established residential neighborhood, loft apartments have been placed along the adjacent building edge, extending and strengthening the neighborhood fabric. The historically significant Red Cross House has been preserved and will be converted to restaurants on the plaza level with a cultural arts center on the upper level.