Shopping Centers Today

DEC 2016

Shopping Centers Today is the news magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

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122 S C T / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 design stems from its origins as a gas station. Architecture and design firm JZA+D turned the Princeton, N.J., outparcel into a trendy modern restaurant with sleek glass-and-cedar planes, new awnings and a patio area that sparkles at night. But its origin as an automobile service station shines through. "Unlike typical gas stations, this structure was a rather elegant example of 1930s modernism," said JZA+D founder Joshua Zinder. "We were thrilled to help preserve and reuse the building." The project faced a number of challenges, naturally. For example, the drive-through service bays and garage doors didn't lend themselves naturally to use in a food service venue, especially considering the climate. Zinder and his team closed off the bays and portals at the rear with a facade of cedar and storefront glazing and installed specialized doors on the front to take advantage of the original garage openings. This resulted in the ability to extend the dining area into an awning-covered patio area during warmer months. It's a smart, innovative approach that could work for lots of closed gas stations around the country, Zinder says. GARDEN CITY, N.Y.'S ROOSEVELT FIELD calls itself "the mall where New York City shops." A new Neiman Marcus anchor and an aesthetic transformation are helping solidify that reputation. Owner Simon hired architecture firm CallisonRTKL to transform the mall, the second-highest performing property in Simon's portfolio. After designing the mall's vertical expansion in 1994, CallisonRTKL returned with a fresh vision, and a new interior and exterior look. The design encompasses new facades, revamped entrances, cutting-edge LED technology and new materials, all while maintaining the center's iconic barrel skylights. Before & after Natural light pours through a transparent roof reminiscent of the grand 19th- century passages of Europe NOMAD PIZZA'S RETRO S I T E S & C I T I E S

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