AURA SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Aura is a large shopping and entertainment center, developed in Novosibirsk, Russia, with a total area of 148.754 sqm. and a GLA of 60.701 sqm. Opened in March 2011, Novosibirsk offers a mix of retail and entertainment uses (including a cinema and an entertainment zone) and comprises 201 stores, which are leased to well-known Russian and international retailers. The mall also provides 2.000 car parking spaces.
Aura Novosibirsk is the first large shopping mall located in Novosibirsk's city center. The mall's catchment area comprises nearly 800 K people (within a 15 minute drive), representing more than half of the city's population. Plot area of the center is 28.905 sqm. The shopping center is designed with three separate atrium concepts, named Sky Court, Water Court and Crystal Court. The most interesting sections of the 6-floor building which contains the mall, movie theater, markets and food courts, are its dome-shaped magnificent lights, lighted color glass facade and glorious canopy located on top of the main entry.
The building has three main atriums and two secondary atriums that get daylight from five skylights at the top. The skylights are made up of steel elements. The steel sections of three semi sphere shaped skylights, which cover main atriums, are particularly designed according to the shapes of spans, rather than being selected among standardized ones.
Each atrium was decorated by using elements that are designed exclusively for that area. The central atrium, named as “the city sky court”, is located in front of the entrance foyer. The colors of the sky, which are dark blue, golden and yellowish brown, dominate the space. A glass elevator meets the visitor entering the city sky court. Timber decorative elements are hanged down the atrium from the skylight. The floor is covered with dark blue, white and brownish yellow terrazzo tiles, specially-cut considering a pattern specific to the area.
The second atrium, which is called “the water court”, is embellished with greenish turquoise, light brown and cream colored elements. Green represents water, while cream and light brown represents sand. A sixteen-meter-high fountain and an elevator meet the visitor when he enters the atrium.
The third atrium, named as the “crystal court”, is defined by crystal shaped elements that are hanged to the steels of the skylight. Icy blue and light grey elements, representing crystal colors, dominate the space. The floor is covered with white, grey and icy blue terrazzo tiles, specially-cut like the city sky and water courts.
Location Novosibirsk, Russia
Total Construction Area 170.000 m²
Total Landscape Area 18.385 m²
Concept Design 5+ Design
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Interior Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Project Denge Engineering, BTG Engineering, Renaissance Structural Design Group
Mechanical Project Beşeli Engineering, STM Engineering
Electrical Project G Tech
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Construction Date 2008-2011
Contractor Renaissance Construction
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