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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Commercial — Retail + Mixed Use

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Commercial — Retail + Mixed Use

2019 Best of Design Award for Retail: Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square
Designer: Ennead Architects
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Apple has created a town square with its Scottsdale store, a place that establishes a shared civic space and turns the introverted mall experience outward to the city. The two-story, split-level store creates a public forum that stretches from the interior to an outdoor amphitheater. Arizona’s harsh desert environment called for a distinctive approach to shading Apple’s iconic glazing system. The interior ceiling extends to act as an exterior shading device, establishing visual connections and blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors. Engineered to cantilever a remarkable distance from the building facade, the sunshade exhibits structural slenderness. This simple and elegant canopy, in combination with the low height of the store, results in a building that is both iconic and humble.

Structural, MEP/FP, Energy Modeling, Daylighting, Sustainability, Envelope Engineers: BuroHappold
Glass Engineering: Eckersley O’Callaghan
Design and Fabrication: Eventspace, Premier Composite Technologies
Landscape Design: Colwell Shelor
Lighting Design: Renfro Design Group

Honorable Mentions:

Project Name: Christian Dior
Designer: Myefski Architects

The facade of a two story Dior store
Commercial-Retail: Honorable Mention: Christian Dior (Courtesy Myefski Architects)

Project Name: Sunshine and National Retail Center
Designer: Dake Wells Architecture

Exterior of a multifaceted stone building with a green light on top
Commercial-Retail: Honorable Mention: Sunshine and National Retail Center (Courtesy Dake Wells Architecture)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: The Culver Steps
Designer: Ted Porter Architecture

Project Name: Grant Gallery
Designer: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects