Much of this page are photos of a design model Rand Soellner Architect created while living in Kuwait for two months, on assignment, to create the “Oasis Mall”, with interiors themed after famous American cities: New York City (Manhattan), New Orleans, Miami (South Beach), Hollywood.
Rand created the exterior of the large building (600 meters x 200 meters) to recall the ocean-going vessels on the Persian Gulf (the site was just across a highway from the sea). Mr. Soellner incorporated green mirror glass (of the same shade as the beautiful green sea near the site) and sand-colored concrete. Portions of the design used large white Teflon-coated tension fabric panels to recall the ancient sea-going boats on the Arabic sea. The mall’s interior was created to epitomize Mr. Soellner’s philosophy of “Shoppertainment”, which makes the shopping experience as enjoyable as visiting a theme park.
tags: custom, shopping centers, mall design