- Fukuoka, Japan 2011
- Site Area: 8 acres | Total Building Area: 84,000 sq m.
The new Konoha Mall represents a first of its kind lifestyle ‘eco-leisure’ destination that introduces sustainability and eco-design principles into retail to create a compelling sense of place and experience. The project concept is rooted in natural elements and offers a distinct experience for shopping, dining, exploring, reflecting and wandering. The eco-retailing center, designed by The Jerde Partnership, is the firm’s twelfth project to be developed within the last 15 years in Japan, and is designed as a new community gathering place for the Hashimoto district. Inspired by its natural surroundings and cultural influences of Hashimoto, Konoha Mall is an innovative retail solution that embraces nature and sustainability, along with fundamental retail strategies, into all elements. Made up of 84,000 square meters (approx 900,000 square feet) of retail leisure functions including 120 specialty shops and restaurants, a large community market anchor, and premier food court, the new Jerde Place is expected to draw six million visitors each year with annual sales of approximately 13 billion yen ($150 million USD). Konoha Mall reinforces the desire to create a holistic transformative design which benefits and supports the local community. Each characteristic of the project carefully addresses the surrounding context with a focus on introducing nature and sustainable value into the buildings and pedestrian spaces.
- Open/Public Space