Ron Arad Completes Shopping Centre in Belgium

26 April 2010 (Last Updated April 26th, 2010 18:30)

UK-based practice Ron Arad Architects has completed work on a shopping centre in Liège, Belgium. Costing €19m (£17m), the scheme is located within the 40,000m² Médiacité development. The 9,750m² weaving mall links the refurbished old market to the new national televi

UK-based practice Ron Arad Architects has completed work on a shopping centre in Liège, Belgium.

Costing €19m (£17m), the scheme is located within the 40,000m² Médiacité development.

The 9,750m² weaving mall links the refurbished old market to the new national television centre through a two-storey building.

The mall features a lattice steel roof, which resembles a deformed grid-like network and is made from 200mm-wide steel ribs varying from 1.2m to 300mm in depth.

The building is clad in transparent lightweight ETFE pillows, which are pneumatic Teflon cushions to minimise loading on the structure.

The project took just 34 months to complete, according to architectsjournal.co.uk.