Aventura Mall in Florida to debut expansion wing this year


Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida, is set to debut a new three-level, 315,000ft2 expansion wing later this year.

The new space was designed by architect Carlos Zapata, and is intended to create an inviting exchange between the indoors and outdoors, offering a dynamic shopping and dining experience blended with experiential, artistic elements, including an almost 93ft-tall sculpture by Belgian artist Carsten Höller.

The highlight of the new wing will be a two-level Topshop / Topman store, which will be the British brand's first location in the Miami area.

It will also see the return of Spanish fashion retailer Zara to Aventura Mall with a new two-level store spanning more than 34,000ft2, which is set to offer an array of men's, women's and children's collections.

Pomellato and Under Armour also will open in the wing, and additional retailers are to be announced in the coming months.

"Our vision is to create a new gathering place where local residents and international guests can connect with an array of interactive experiences."

The mall’s extension wing will feature three key design points: transparency, connectivity and integration.

An 84ft by 50ft glass wall at the entrance will offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, while a continuous 350ft skylight will run the length of the wing, offering natural lighting and views of the rooftop terrace.

A landscaped, open-air piazza will be defined by architecture and populated by contemporary art, and nature.

It will provide shaded, inside-outside dining experiences with an array of restaurants and cafes, including CVI.CHE 105, Serafina, Pubbelly Sushi, Harry's Pizzeria, Blue Bottle and others.

Turnberry Associates co-chair and CEO Jackie Soffer said: "Our vision is to create a new gathering place where local residents and international guests can connect with an array of interactive experiences.

"The new wing is destined to become one of South Florida's most dynamic spaces."

Turnberry Associates is the owner and manager of Aventura Mall.