Araz Shopping Malls AZ

Shopping Malls

Architecture and design for a shopping mall in Baku, Azerbaijan. A well-planned, aesthetic, functional, interior design strategy that optimise foot-fall sales conversion

Araz Shopping Mall Design, Azerbaijan, Retail Brand Identity Creation, Entrance Architecture and Interior Design - CampbellRigg Agency

We collaborated with Araz management to reinvent the "Local Mall" for a digital age; a "Physical place where many multiple consumer offerings
are available."

Our solution is a modern evolution of architectural
design and building materials.

Location: Binagadi Baku, Azerbaijan

Araz Shopping Mall Azerbaijan, Innovative Architecture, Retail Mall, Facade Design - CampbellRigg Agency
Araz Shopping Centre Azerbaijan, Exterior Visual of the Innovative Three Floor Mall - CampbellRigg Agency
Araz Shopping Centre, Internal Visual of the Entrance to the Three Floor Mall - CampbellRigg Agency

Let's dream bigger

Modern, stunning, infectiously passionate, witty, a smart piece of architecture. The new shopping mall in Baku also builds on the best of what other malls previously had.

The head of Azerbaijan’s leading supermarket chain, Aydin Talibov, contacted our architectural team with a brief to design a new shopping mall to house their supermarket brand as anchor tenant of the mall in the centre of Baku. The 12000m2 multi-storey development situated over three floors houses a 2080m2 Araz supermarket.

The main idea was to change the perception of the local mall and supermarket as it exists today in Azerbaijan. The CampbellRigg team, integrated the supermarket into the mall design forming the anchor tenant for fashion retailer LC Waikiki, the “fast fashion” store chain, a Pepco shop offering apparel for the whole family, household goods and toys at the lowest prices and a pharmacy and drugstore chain Rossmann to help form a destination centre where you could spend half a day.

The architect's design allows a large amount of natural light through glazed elevation and is a key driver of CampbellRigg's design approach. Allowing for a flexible structural design, whilst designing for efficient energy usage and maintaining comfortable interior conditions for visitors, was a key aim for the client.

For the supermarket design, our planning principles were to: - create a more intuitive easy to shop customer journey, place destination ‘hero’ brands in anchor locations, develop a warm and welcoming first impression and engage customers with a considerate approach to disabled and parents and child parking within the exterior environment.

Araz Shopping Centre Design, External Visual of the Entrance to the Three Floor Mall - CampbellRigg Agency

"Campbell Rigg International reinvents local
retail at the Araz Mall." Baku, Azerbaijan

Araz Shopping Centre Azerbaijan, Designing a Local Mall, External Parking - CampbellRigg Agency
Araz Shopping Centre Azerbaijan, Designing a Local Mall, Night View External Elevation and Parking - CampbellRigg Agency

"Demonstrates eye-opening possibilities of mall archi-
tecture and retail design in Azerbaijan." Baku, Azerbaijan

Araz Shopping Centre, Architectural Planning and Design for a Local Mall, Azerbaijan - CampbellRigg Agency
Araz Supermarket, Architectural Planning and Design of a Local Mall, Azerbaijan - CampbellRigg Agency

"Araz Mall and Supermarket illuminates and points
the way forward for food retailing in Baku." Baku, Azerbaijan