Magical Shopping experience at one of the oldest shopping malls in the world! // سحر آمیزخرید در یکی از قدیمی ترین مراکز خرید در جهان! تجربه

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For a better understanding and to complete all those elements linked to the brand experience that influence the buying process, we will count with the collaboration of experts that will introduce concepts that will improve our business development, from different disciplines and points of view. Today we are pleased to introduce a text of Farzaneh Kia, architect and interior designer.

Sustainable shopping malls need to be more than trading centers. Otherwise, they could not compete among so many shopping malls that are built and expand every day. The reason why costumers go back to the same shopping mall is not just for buying a particular product. It is more than that. It is because of the experiences that a specific shopping mall delivers to them and motivates them to consider that as entertainment, nostalgia, place for spending quality time and many more. In the case when those experiences in the shopping mall resonate with the users, it is resulting in the shopping mall attracting more users, every day and as a result it becomes more sustainable and profitable over time.

It is essential before designing the mall and arranging elements to go through design thinking processes. Assembling the team of experts to identify the need of people who goes shopping, not only for purchases but also considering what kind of experiences they would like to achieve while they are there, is a key for a successful start point. The vision and mission of the project need to be defined clearly before any execution. This makes the branding of the mall much more grounded and adding extra values to that mall. One of the great examples of this kind of shopping mall is Grand Bazar in Tehran, Iran.

Ground Bazar is an amazing shopping mall that is on the top of the list recommended for locals and tourists to visit. Maintaining the same Bazar as 300 hundred years ago and still remaining the best mall in the town is the evidence of thoughtful design, arrangements, division and everything relating to. This terrific traditional Middle Eastern shopping mall is in the heart of Tehran close to Golestan Palace, an amazing landmark in the area. In the bazar you can find whatever you desire, in best quality and at best price.

Grand bazar is the center of trading business in the city. The bazar is consisting of narrow traditional covered alleys with enormous shops on each side. Each part of the bazar allocate to similar products which makes it easier for users to find the products they are looking for. Blue shrines and mosques enhance the beauty of the bazar and make it more attractive. Besides the shopping retails, there are many famous Persian restaurants with fantastic traditional Persian cuisine. Grand bazar is the symbol of ancient Iran. Persian culture, architecture, history, traditions all together is represented fully in each and all part of the Bazar. It is full of life, color, taste, texture, design, etc. Therefore, it is not a big surprise if people who are new to this Bazar got distracted easily by each beauty of bazar and get lost. However, getting lost in bazar is not necessarily a red flag for new customers. Those narrow paths took users to completely new designs which bring wonder experiences for them and make them more curious to explore this mysterious mall. More importantly, the culture of the bazar has prominent role regarding to user experiences. New customers would feel trust and safety as soon as they are in the ambiance. The people working in the Bazar are like a big family. They work in the bazar for a long time. Mostly the employers continue their grand grand father’s job in Bazar. Therefore, everyone there is clearly familiar with the culture of Bazar. All the staff is so warm, welcoming, caring and helpful to users. Hospitability is an undeniable character of Persians and it is important part of the culture. The sellers would have conversations with costumers and serve them Persian tea and sweets when they enter the shops and treat them in a way that make them feel special. Besides, antiquity of bazar brings credibility to the market. Tourists usually get lots of attention and get good deals. Moreover, people there always try to help them with anything and give them advice if needed.

To sum up, the location of the Bazar, the traditional architecture, design and arrangement together with the important culture of Bazar evoke beauty, wonder, trust, credibility, uniqueness, nostalgic, comfort, wisdom and many more meaningful experiences that make customers to go back and be in the same environment again and again.

Farzaneh Kia

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مرکز خرید پایدار باید بیش ازیک مرکز تجاری معمول باشد ، در غیر این صورت ، نمی تواند در میان بسیاری از مراکز خرید که روز به روز ساخته و گسترش میابد به رقابت بپردازد. دلیل اینکه مشتریان به مراکز خرید می روند تنها فقط برای خریدن محصول نیست، خیلی بیشتر از آن است. این به دلیل است که مشتری در یک مرکز خرید تجربه خاص کسب کرده و در نتیجه آن مرکز خرید را به عنوان سرگرمی ، نوستالژی، جایی برای صرف وقت با کیفیت و بسیار دلایل دیگر نیز در نظر می گیرد. در مواردی که آن تجربه در مرکز خرید با کاربران طنین اندازد ، آن مرکز خرید کاربران بیشتری را هر روز جذب کرده و در نتیجه در طول زمان پایدار و سودآور می گردد.

فرآیندهای تفکر طراحی قبل از طراحی بازار و تنظیم عناصرآن امری ضروری است . راه اندازی گروهی از کارشناسان برای شناسایی نیاز افرادی که خرید می روند ، نه تنها از جنبه خرید بلکه نوع تجاربی که کاربر در مرکز خرید کسب می کند، کلیدی برای یک نقطه شروع موفق است. چشم انداز و ماموریت پروژه باید به وضوح قبل از هر گونه اجرا تعریف شود. این باعث می شود نام تجاری مرکز خرید ریشه دارتر و ارزش های مفهومی به آن اضافه گردد. یکی از نمونه های بارز این نوع مرکز خرید بازار بزرگ در شهر تهران است.

بازار بزرگ تهران یک مرکز خرید شگفت انگیز است که در بالای لیست برای مردم محلی و گردشگران برای بازدید توصیه می گردد. حفظ کردن این بازار همانند سیصد سال پیش و هنوز هم باقی ماندن به عنوان بهترین مرکز خرید در شهر، شواهد طراحی متفکرانه، ترتیبات ، تقسیم و همه چیز مربوط به آن می باشد. این مرکز خرید فوق العاده و سنتی خاورمیانه در قلب تهران نزدیک به کاخ گلستان که از اماکن شگفت انگیز در این منطقه است قرار دارد. دراین بازار شما می توانید هر آنچه می خواهید ، در بهترین کیفیت و در بهترین قیمت پیدا کنید.

بازار بزرگ مرکز کسب و کار تجارت در شهرتهران است. این بازار متشکل از کوچه های باریک مسقف سنتی با مغازه های بسیار زیاد در هر دو طرف می باشد. هر بخش از بازار به محصولات مشابه اختصاص دارد که باعث می شود آن را برای کاربران از نطر پیدا کردن محصولات درخواستی آسان تر کند. زیارتگاه های آبی رنگ و مساجد، زیبایی بازار را چندین برابر و آن را جذاب تر نموده است. علاوه بر مغازه ها، بسیاری از رستوران های معروف ایرانی با غذاهای سنتی فوق العاده در بازار وجود دارد. بازار بزرگ نماد ایران باستان است. فرهنگ فارسی، معماری، تاریخ، سنت همه و همه با هم به طور کامل در هرقسمت بازار نمایان و بخشی از بازار شده است. این بازار پر از زندگی، رنگ، طعم، بافت، طراحی، و غیره است . بنابراین، عجیب نیست اگر افرادی جدید که به این بازار میایند به راحتی توسط زیبایی های بازار متحیر و مسیرشان را گم کنند. با این وجود، گم شدن در بازاز لزوما یک نشانه منفی برای مشتریان جدید نمی باشد. مسیرهای باریک، کاربران را به سمت طرح های جدید سوق داده که تجربه های حیرت آوربرای آنها ایجاد نموده و آنها برای کشف این مرکز مرموز زیبا ،کنجکاوترمی نماید. از همه مهمتر، فرهنگ بازار نقش برجسته ای درتجربه کاربران ایفا می نماید. مشتریان جدید اعتماد و معمولا شغل پدر بزرگ های خود را در بازار ادامه امنیت را به محض ورود به بازار احساس مینمایند. بازار مانند یک خانواده بزرگ است. شاغلین بازار برای یک مدت طولانی در این مکان کار میکنند و می دهند بنابراین، هر کس به وضوح با فرهنگ بازار آشنا می باشد. همه شاغلین بازار خیلی خونگرم، صمیمی و کمک رسان می باشند. مهمان نوازی یک از صفات غیر قابل انکار ایرانیان است و آن بخش مهمی از فرهنگ بازار نیز میباشد. فروشندگان هنگام ورود مشتریان با آنها گفتگو کرده و به آنها چای و شیرینی تعارف می کنند و سعی می کنند به آن ها احساس خاص بودن بدهند. به علاوه قدمت بازار در اعتبار بازار نقش چشمگیری دارد . گردشگران معمولا توجه و معاملات خوبی دریافت می نمایند و فروشندگان همیشه سعی کنید به آنها را کمک کرده و در صورت نیاز آنها را مشاوره دهند.

به طور خلاصه ، مکان قرار گیری بازار ، معماری سنتی ، طراحی و چیدمان و مهمتر از همه فرهنگ بازار، تجارب زیبایی، شگفت ، اعتماد، اعتبار ، منحصر به فرد بودن ، دلتنگی ، آسایش ، دانش و بسیار معانی دیگر را شکل می دهد که باعث می شود مشتریان مایل باشند بارها و بارها در این مکان حضور پیدا کرده و تجارب جدید کسب نمایند.

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Farzaneh

#brandcelonaallovertheworld

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San Francisco, Paris, Rome, New York… brandcelona® travels beyond its borders and reaches every corner of the globe, where it is always warmly welcomed. Now, it is time for brandcelona® to thank its ambassadors for spreading its lifestyle all over the world. Today, more than ever, brandcelona® is an international design hub that promotes creativity outside its frontiers. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul… What’s next? Help us to grow and broaden our horizons at #brandcelonaallovertheworld

Thanks to you all, brandcelona® has no limits.

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San Francisco, París, Roma, Nueva York… brandcelona® traspasa fronteras y llega a rincones del mundo donde siempre recibe una cálida acogida. Ahora es momento de que brandcelona® agradezca a sus embajadores la difusión de su lifestyle por todo el mundo. Hoy, más que nunca, brandcelona® es un hub internacional de diseño que promueve la creatividad más allá de sus fronteras. Ámsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Estambul… ¿Qué sigue? Ayúdanos a crecer y a expandir nuestros horizontes en #brandcelonaallovertheworld

Gracias a todos vosotros brandcelona® no tiene límites.

The Swedish fika // El fika sueco

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Once more, we find a new word that is not meant to be translated into other languages or that belongs exclusively to a certain culture or city, as we already experienced in one of our previous posts about the Danish hygge. It is now time for their neighbors and their famous fika, a very common practice, which consists in taking breaks during normal workdays, with the aim of gathering and socializing, while enjoying a drink –usually a coffee–. But such important social and working event is no longer found only at work; now it is also part of the retail world.

This is the case of the Södermalm area, in Stockholm, a very famous place, which has spaces, where the shopping experience goes far beyond everything, as they offer spots where to chill and enjoy the fika, as well as to share knowledge. Once again, we find places, where we can feel the desired 2.5 space: places, where you have the in-between feeling of being at home and at work.

On one of our brandcelona® retail tours, you are given the opportunity to experience and face the upcoming and new markets and trends within retail and brand positioning. A retail tour might be the next step to find inspiration and explore what possibilities your business can achieve, within customers needs, interests and shopping experience in the future.

Book a retail tour here and inspire your vision.

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Una vez más, nos encontramos ante términos intraducibles o propios de una cultura o ciudad en concreto, como ya pudimos ver en nuestro post anterior sobre el hygge danés. Esta vez es el turno de sus vecinos suecos y su famoso fika, una práctica muy común, que consiste en tomar “breaks” durante la jornada laboral, con el fin de juntarse y socializar mientras disfrutas tomándote algo –normalmente un café–. Pero este importante evento social ya no sólo forma parte de la vida social y laboral; ahora también encontramos ejemplos de ello en el mundo del retail.

Éste es el caso del barrio de Södermalm en Estocolmo, una conocida zona que cuenta con espacios donde la experiencia de compra va mucho más allá, y donde se ofrecen lugares en los que relajarse y donde disfrutar del fika, además de compartir conocimiento. De nuevo, encontramos espacios donde sentir el tan ansiado espacio 2.5: lugares a camino entre la sensación de estar en casa y en el trabajo.

En un retail tour de brandcelona® tienes la oportunidad de experimentar y afrontar las futuras tendencias y los nuevos mercados en materia de retail y posicionamiento de marca. Un retail tour es el siguiente paso para inspirarse y explorar qué posibilidades puede alcanzar tu negocio en el futuro, en el marco de las necesidades del usuario, sus intereses y su shopping experience.

Reserva un retail tour aquí e inspira tu visión de negocio.

 

Retail experience in Shanghai I

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For a better understanding and to complete all those elements linked to the brand experience that influence the buying process, we will count with the collaboration of experts that will introduce concepts that will improve our business development, from different disciplines and points of view. Today we are pleased to introduce a text of Joyce Chen, architectural & interior designer.

Introduction:

Shopping has been part of the major urban lifestyle in Shanghai. China has one of the most lucrative and rapidly growing retail markets in the world. Better living standards have shifted people’s focus from satisfying basic needs to pursuing a higher quality of life, creating significant opportunities in the retail market. China’s household spending on clothing, healthcare, transportation, and telecom services has been more than doubled in the past 10 years. These changes indicate that Chinese households have more cash available for discretionary spending than they did a decade ago.

The transformation of the urban development of the city not only transforms the retail market. It also changes the shopping habits of the local consumer from visiting traditional markets and street vendors to international luxury brand shops, contemporary retail precincts, and shopping malls.

First chapter – Transition from traditional district to trendy shopping precinct

Background:

A decade ago, while I was still an undergraduate student at the School of Architecture, University of Auckland, New Zealand, by conducting self-directed research about the architecture and culture of Shanghai, I took the chance to fly to Shanghai to witness the undergoing transformation of the city. I remembered wondering around the historical neighborhood and chatting with the elderly men and women to gain information about their living neighborhood and lifestyle. Many of them lived in the neighborhood with traditional Shanghainese architectural style combining Western and Chinese elements that first appeared in the 1860s. This type of neighborhood is called the ‘Shikumens lilong’ residence. It is a group of houses connected by the lanes. ‘Shikumen’ means stone arch. ’Shikumen’ residences are two- or three-story structures resembling Western terrace houses or townhouses, distinguished by high brick walls enclosing a narrow front yard. Many ‘Shikumens’ residences have been demolished due to modern city development over the last 20 years. In 2011, I returned to Shanghai for work reasons; I noticed only a few ‘Shikumens’ residences survived as residential neighborhoods. Many ‘Shikumens’ were controversially renovated to become service apartments, boutique hotels, restaurants and to other commercial uses. Some were extensively reconstructed and redeveloped into commercial & retail districts.

Case Study 1 :

Xintiandi

Xintiandi was one of the first urban renewal projects and it started in 1997. The project used the concept of “ Yesterday meets tomorrow in Shanghai today” and involved converting an original ‘Shikumen’ residential neighborhood into a commercial and retail precinct. ‘Shikumen’ houses were a relic of Shanghai’s fascinating history, but over the years have sadly deteriorated due to lack of maintenance. In order to restore the original heritage appearance of the ‘Shikumen’ , many buildings were reconstructed based on the old design. It is pleasant to see that the original bricks and tiles were preserved. The stone-arch door frames and windows that remained formed a part of the main entrance doors and window display for the new tenancies in the retail precinct.

Xintiandi was divided into the North and the South blocks. The North Block was developed into an outdoor retail precinct. The restoration of ‘Shikumen’ buildings with their modern interior design play host to a dazzling array of restaurants specializing in international cuisine, putting on display the full international dimension of Xintiandi. The South Block was developed into a contemporary shopping centre providing an indoor shopping experience with entertainment and leisure complex of 25,000 square meters in the South Block opened in mid-2002. International restaurants, boutique fashion & accessories shops, a foodcourt, a movie cinema, a fitness centre, as well as a luxurious service apartments were all part of the South Block’s mix-use development. A metro station was right beneath the shopping centre. Similar to the architectural design of the outdoor retail precinct in the North block of Xintiandi, a combination of East and West, old and new, has been expressed clearly in the interior space of the shopping mall. The elements of ‘Shikumen’ style could be seen in the shopfronts and atrium edge cladding design. Apart from the international fashion brands, Asian designer brands can also be seen in the mall. The aim of the mall is to provide a platform to nurture Chinese designers and allow them to communicate with world-class international designers.

Xintiandi has provided arts, cultural & leisure activities throughout the year. In the outdoor area between the North and South Blocks, there were weekend flee markets where we could see vendors setting up their stalls and selling arts & craft goods. The precinct has also hosted Shanghai Fashion week, inviting international designers as well as local designers to promote their latest fashion design. Arts festivals were also promoted throughout the year. Exhibitions could be seen in the shopping mall area as well as in some of the old ‘Shikumen’ renovating buildings in the North block.

Xintiandi has been one of the most successful examples of restoration of the heritage buildings and conversion of a neighborhood into a shopping precinct. It became the best place for visitors to appreciate the history and modern life of Shanghai. It is also a meeting place for local citizens and foreign visitors.

Case Study 2:

iAPM Mall

A decade ago, while visiting Shanghai, I was full of curiosity and wondering around the famous Xiangyang ‘fake’ market bargaining with the shop owners from the stalls. As China is the world’s factory, they produce real stuff so they can produce fake ones easily. People generally go to the ‘fake’ market to look for cheap knock offs.

The Xiangyang ‘fake’ market was located in a prime location with all kinds of potential development opportunities. Just 5 years after my first visit to Shanghai, the site was then bought and taken over by the Hong Kong developers – Sun Hung Kai Properties. The entire precinct was designed by Benoy, the world-renowned architectural firm for shopping centres. Benoy undertook the full scope of work for this prestigious development, including the Masterplanning, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Wayfinding and Graphics. In 2013, the 110,000sqm retail precinct iAPM Shanghai was born. It was a prestigious retail podium, a key feature of the Shanghai ICC mixed-use development and also the city’s first late night shopping precinct. The shopping mall stayed open until late at night to suit the local late-night lifestyle. An IMAX cinema, gourmet dining, a lifestyle supermarket and diverse promotions events and activities within the shopping mall offer a unique shopping experience.

Retail Zoning:

 Flagship stores:

iAPM was located at the intersection of two of the busiest roads in Shanghai, Huai Hai Road and Shengxi Road. An interchange metro stationwas located right below the development. The first two floors of the shopping mall were a high-end haven. With regards to storefront design, all of the major flagship fashion retailers seemed to be competing with their neighboring retailers. Major flagship fashion retailers include Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Hugo Boss, which are located in the main corner entrances and face Huai Hai road. In order to capture customers’ attention at such a busy junction, all corner shops have put their best effort on their branding and shop design. Producing striking double height shop fronts, the design gracefully showcases luxury flagship retail within the setback facade space. In retail zoning, level 1 and level 2 were the main levels with all luxury fashion brands. However, one smart way in this retail zoning is having the Apple flagship store, the only non-fashion store, located in the prime spot of the shopping mall, facing the centre of the atria in the retail podium where most events and activities would be held. The Apple store has taken two levels, having the large clear glass facing the busy Huai Hai road. Double height shopfront showcases the display of the Apple products as well as the interaction between the customers and the products and the interaction between the staff and the customers. When major events happen, for example, the launch of Apple 6, a large crowd queuing up in front of the Apple store makes quite a scene. While the adjacent luxury fashion stores aren’t usually busy during the weekdays, the Apple store has always been the busiest retail flagship store at iAPM that attracts a flow of people to walk into the centre of the mall.

The Piazza in the retail podium:

“A piazza is an open public square in Italy, usually surrounded by buildings. The Italian piazza is the center of public life…….. A piazza is commonly found at the meeting of two or more streets. Most Italian cities have several piazzas with streets radiating from the center. Shops and other small businesses are found on piazzas as it is an ideal place to set up a business. Many metro stations and bus stops are found on piazzas as they are key point in a city” – extracted from Wikipedia.

I described the ground level of the atria space in iAPM as the piazza of the entire ICC mixed-use development. The interior space has been planned around the striking six-level retail spine, within interior atria creating strategically located multi-purpose event spaces. With a large multi-media LED wall facing the centre space of the atria, it showcases fashion shows, promotions, festival events, sport events, and so on. I remember that during the FIFA World Cup 2014, the multi-media wall broadcast the World Cup games and it brought the World Cup fever to iAPM attracting people to the ‘piazza’ to celebrate the World Cup. The atria has created such a warm environment, incorporating interior finish materials with warm natural stone, timber, glass and metal finish. The atria is also surrounded by major retail shops with F&B (Food & Beverage) tenancies at level 4 & level 5. Providing a good circulation planning, at every entry & exit of the main escalators of each level, there is F&B (Food & Beverage) functional retail. Eye-catching glass dining ‘boxes’ protrude from interior spaces. The ground floor of the atria became a meeting place, a centre of multi-purpose space, just like a ‘piazza’.

It is incredible to think that just a few years ago, this was the site of the famous Xiangyang ‘fake’ market, where tourists would go to look for cheap knock offs, and now all that’s on offer is genuine luxury labels with prices to match. iAPM mall proves to be a luxury one-stop shop, with an endless list of fashion’s biggest names all taking, including Stella McCartney, the two Alexanders – McQueen, Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, etc. Nowadays, iAPM is one of the most visited shopping malls in Shanghai.

Conclusion:

Both the Xintiandi retail precinct and iAPM mall are located in the interchange stations of Shanghai Metro Lines. They are both located at the prime locations of the shopping district in Shanghai. Both shopping precincts experienced transitional periods, changing from traditional residential neighborhoods into retail precincts without losing the original heritage elements. From a ‘fake’ market with cheap and knock offs goods turning into a trendy shopping centre with genuine luxury brands. The two retail examples significantly show the big transformation of Shanghai’s economy as well as the transformation of the quality of people’s lifestyle , from focusing on satisfying basic needs to pursuing a higher quality of life and higher quality of goods.

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上海的零售市場轉型

介紹:

中國,擁有世界上最有利和迅速增長的零售市場。購物,是居住在上海的生活習慣的一部分。進步的生活水平,已經轉移人們的注意力;從滿足基本需要到追求更高的生活質量,這對零售市場給予顯著的機會。中國的家庭支出在服裝、醫療保健、交通和電信服務也比過去10年中翻漲了許多。這些變化証明,中國家庭擁有比他們十年前更多的自由支配開支。

一個城市發展的轉型,不僅轉變了零售市場,也改變了當地消費者的購物習慣。 從傳統市場和路邊攤,到轉型成國際奢侈品牌專賣店和現代商場零售街區,這明顯的顯示了當地消費者購物習慣的改變。

第一部分從傳統的小區轉型成時尚購物區

背景:

十年前,那時我還是就讀於紐西蘭的奧克蘭大學建築學院的一年級學生。 因對中國近幾年的都市發展充滿好奇,抱著研究建築和文化的理由,飛往上海,見證這個城市的轉變。記得當時花很多時間遊蕩在充滿歷史文化的街道,脖上掛著單眼相機,手拿速寫本, 與當地老一輩的居民聊天,得以理解他們在鄰里間的生活方式。他們之中,許多人生活在傳統的上海建築風格的住宅,此住宅中西合璧,最早出現在19世紀60年代。這種類型的住宅鄰里被稱為 – 石庫門弄堂,從傳統的江南居民建築式樣和英國傳統排屋建築式樣融合演變出來。“石庫門”的門是由石材所製,即由石材箍住的門,故而是石箍門,而在之後的流傳中,石箍門就漸漸演變了石庫門了。

“石庫門”住宅分成兩層或三層的結構,類似於西方排屋或聯排別墅。高磚牆包圍出一狹窄的前院。過去的20年,因現代城市的發展,許多“石庫門”建築已被拆除。 2011年,我重返上海工作; 注意到只有幾個“石庫門”的住宅倖存保留。 許多“石庫門”被「強勢」裝修成為服務式公寓、精品酒店、餐館和其他商業用途。 有些“石庫門”區則進行了廣泛的重建,改建為商業和購物區。

案例1

新天地

新天地是上海第一個城市更新項目之一,該項目從1997年開始改建,採用“昨天‧明天‧今天在上海會見”的理念,將原來的“石庫門”的居民區轉型變成商業和購物區。 “石庫門”房子是上海迷人的歷史遺物,但多年來也曾黯然惡化,為了恢復“石庫門”的原始外觀傳承,許多建築物和商家店面以原始設計為基準作重建。因此走在新天地區能看到原來建築的磚瓦被保存。石門框和石窗框的保留,形成了店面和店家主入口設計的一部分。

新天地分為北區和南區。北區發展以保留的“石庫門"建築為主,成為一個戶外零售區。琳瑯滿目的國際美食餐廳與他們的現代室內設計和“石庫門”的原始建築融入,展出新天地的全面國際化的一面。南區則發展成為一個現代化的購物中心,提供25000平方米的室內購物體驗,其中包含了娛樂和休閒中心。購物中心於2002年中開業。國際餐廳、精品時裝、配飾店,電影院、健身中心…..,以及一個豪華服務式公寓,是南區的混合用途開發的一部分。地鐵站在購物中心的正下方,與整個城市連結。 購物中心公共空間的室內設計概念結合中西合璧,舊與新的對比。“石庫門”風格的要素也可在店面和中庭邊緣的設計看出。除了國際時裝品牌,亞洲品牌設計師的店面也可以在商場內看到。商場的另一目的,是提供一個平台,培育中國的設計師,讓他們能與世界級的國際設計師在這充滿國際化的中心交流。

新天地一年四季提供藝術、文化交流和休閒活動。在南北之間的室外區域,有週末的跳蚤市場,我們可以看到設計師和當地廠商建立自己的攤位和銷售工藝品的商品。 每年的上海時裝週也在新天地舉辦,邀請國際設計師,以及本地設計師推廣其最新的時裝設計並做交流。新天地藝術節也貫穿全年,可以在購物中心區域,或在北邊一些保留的“石庫門”改造的建築物中看展覽。

新天地一直是文物建築修復和鄰里轉換最成功的例子之一。它成為遊客欣賞上海歷史和現代生活的最佳場所。這也是當地居民和外國遊客的聚會場所。

案例2

iapm商場

十年前,我充滿了好奇,到上海著名的仿冒品市場-‘ 襄陽市場’ ,觀看客戶和攤位老闆如何討價還價。由於世界各大品牌設工廠在中國,使他們能夠輕鬆製作仿冒品。這也成了吸引人們去仿冒品市場,尋找廉價品的原因。

‘襄陽市場’位於黃金地段,擁有各類潛在的發展機會。五年前,該地由香港開發商 – 新鴻基地產買下。整個區由貝諾—世界知名的建築事務所接手。貝諾的設計包括整個上海淮貿(ICC) 混合用途發展綜合體的總體規劃,涵蓋建築、室內設計和標誌。此綜合體包括商業大樓、商業裙樓、零售區、旅館式公寓和交通地鐵轉運站。 2013年, 11萬平方米的iapm在上海誕生了,這是一個著名的商業裙樓,上海淮貿(ICC) 混合用途發展的一個重要特徵,也是全市第一個深夜購物區。商場營業至深夜,以適應當地的生活習慣。商場內的IMAX影院、美食餐飲、生活型態的超市和多樣化的促銷活動提供了一個獨特的購物體驗。地下層連接主要的三線地鐵轉運站,將上海環貿廣場升級成為一座以交通為主導的繁忙發展項目。

零售分區

旗艦店:

iapm位於上海兩個最繁忙的道路: 淮海中路和陝西南路的交叉口。 地鐵轉運站位於地下層。商場的第一層和第二層是以高端零售店面為主打。至於店面設計,所有主要的主打時裝零售商似乎在與他們相鄰的零售商競爭。主要主打時裝零售商包括Prada、Miu Miu、Gucci、Hugo Boss…..等國際品牌,分別位於主入口的角落和面對淮海路。為了抓住客戶的注意力,在這樣繁忙的交通路口,所有主要角落的商店用盡他們最大的努力,將他們的品牌和店鋪設計以醒目的雙層高度店面,優雅的設計展現在其旗艦零售店。

在零售區域劃分,商場的第一層和第二層樓是所有奢侈時尚品牌的主要樓層。然而,在商場的第一層零售區卻安排了唯一的非時裝商店 – ‘蘋果旗艦店’ ,位於購物中心的黃金地段,面朝充滿活動和人潮的裙樓中庭的中心。蘋果商店擁有雙層的店面,大片的透明玻璃面臨繁忙的淮海路。雙層高度店面不僅展示了蘋果產品的展示,也展示出客戶和產品之間,以及工作人員和客戶之間的交互活動。當特別活動發生,例如,蘋果手機推出iPhone 6,一大群人在面對淮海路的蘋果店門口排隊,而相鄰的豪華時裝商店也許不繁忙,當蘋果店處於最繁忙時,同時也吸引顧客走進商場的中心。

廣場的商業裙樓:

廣場—在傳統城市中是一個廣闊、平坦的露天空間,主要用途是讓民眾聚集。 一個開放的公共廣場在意大利,通常由建築包圍。意大利廣場是公共生活的中心……一個廣場是在兩個或多個街道的匯聚點。大多數意大利城市有幾個露天廣場,街道從中心放射分佈。商店和其他小型企業都在廣場上發現的,因為它是建立企業的理想場所。許多地鐵站和巴士站也能在廣場邊發現,因為它們是一個城市的主要據點 "– 以上維基百科提取。

iapm的主中庭就像是一個廣闊平坦的廣場。室內中庭的地理位置優越,多功能活動空間內活動和展覽絡繹不絕。六層樓的零售店面圍繞著主室內中庭。大型多媒體LED幕牆面對主中庭內,LED幕牆展示時裝秀、促銷活動、節慶活動、體育賽事等。記得2014年世界杯足球賽期間,LED多媒體牆轉播世界杯足球賽,當時iapm以吸引人們到“廣場”來慶祝世界杯為出發點,讓它帶來世界杯足球賽熱潮。

主中庭的室內裝飾材料結合溫暖的天然石材、木材、玻璃和金屬飾面。四層和五層樓主要的規劃為餐飲類。在面對主中庭的每一層的主要自動扶梯的個出入口,會透過餐飲類的店面來吸引人潮往上層流動。iapm的主中庭就像是一個聚會的地方,多元化空間的中心,就像一個“廣場”。

令人難以置信的是僅僅近幾年迅速的轉變,原本是遊客會去尋找廉價品的著名的襄陽仿冒品市場,現在一切轉變成只提供真正奢侈品牌的大型商場。 iapm商場被證明是一個豪華奢侈品牌的聚集商場,包括Stella McCartney, the two Alexanders – McQueen, Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors等等。如今,iapm是上海最吸引人潮聚集的商場之一。

結論:

無論是新天地或iapm商場,它們分別位於上海地鐵線路的轉運站,它們都位於上海商圈的黃金地段。這兩個購物區經歷了過渡期,從傳統的住宅小區到零售街區,改變不失原有的歷史文化要素,從以賣廉價仿冒品的傳統市場變成了正版奢侈品牌時尚購物中心。這兩個案例明顯顯示了上海經濟上的大改造,以及人們的生活品質的轉變,從著眼於滿足基本需求,到追求更高的生活品質和商品質量為目標。

brandcelona Design Thinking: Bogota

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We keep expanding and sharing our vision of branding around the world. We are proud to announce that once more we have been in Bogota. Last April, Marc Guitart, on behalf of brandcelona®’s team, went to the Colombian capital in order to give a Design Thinking workshop. The activity took place at the Externado University of Colombia, one of the institutions with greater visibility and impact in the country. The fact of being a consultancy agency focused on business design allowed us to contribute from the point of view of design and branding, as a new model of management and innovation and, thus, to contribute to the new needs of the market and the brands development in it.

The Design Thinking workshop aims at making public new strategies, that generate brand experiences, based on applying a methodological development, which integrates the disruptive thinking, as a working methodology and, like this, offer a fresh vision focused on the development of business strategies.

The event at the Externado University allowed us to show to the future entrepreneurs the efectiveness of branding, as the core discipline of the business innovation process and, at the same time, show that branding is crucial in order to interpret and adapt the culture of any business to the new challenges of the 21st century.

Once more, thank you and see you soon, Bogota!

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Seguimos expandiéndonos y compartiendo nuestra visión del branding en el mundo. Nos enorgullece anunciar que una vez más estuvimos en Bogotá. El pasado mes de abril Marc Guitat en representación del equipo de brandcelona® se desplazó hasta la capital colombiana para realizar un wokshop de Design Thinking. La actividad tuvo lugar en la Universidad Externado, una de las instituciones con más proyección y notoriedad de Colombia. Esto nos permitió como empresa consultora versada en el diseño de negocios, hacer un aporte desde el punto de vista del diseño y el branding como un nuevo modelo de gestión e innovación, y por ende hacer un enfoque en las nuevas necesidades del mercado, pensado en el desarrollo de las marcas en éste.

El workshop de Design Thinking se realiza con el objetivo de dar a conocer nuevas estrategias que generen experiencias de marca, basadas en la aplicación de un desarrollo metodológico que integre el pensamiento disruptivo como metodología de trabajo y de esta manera poder ofrecer una visión fresca enfocada al desarrollo de estrategias de negocio.

El evento realizado en la Universidad Externado, permitió mostrar a los futuros empresarios la efectividad del branding como disciplina central del proceso de innovación de los negocios, y de la misma manera evidenciar que es una parte crucial para interpretar y adaptar la cultura de cualquier empresa a los nuevos retos del s.XXI.

Una vez más, ¡mil gracias, nos vemos pronto, Bogotá!

Happy Mother’s Day // Feliz Día de la Madre

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Moeder, Ma, Nënë, Mëmë, Ahm, Mai, Ma, Taica, Ana, Ama, Matka, Màder, Mèder, Mãe, Madèr, Mamm, Majka, Macii, Matre, Bata, Dai, Inahan, Nanay, Nana, Mati, Majka, Abatyse, Mor, Moeder, Moer, Mére, Mother, Mom, Patrino, Panjo, Ema, Móðir, Äiti, Mère, Maman, Emo, Emä, Kantaäiti, Äiti, Mari, Nai, Mutter, Màna, Salentino, Mána, Makuahine, Ma, Maji, Anya, Fu, Móðir, Iloy, Nanay, Nay, Induk, Ibu, Biang, Nyokap, Máthair, Okaasan, Haha, Amma, Kurmanji Daya, Uma, Mater, Mai, Maire, Moder, Mojer, Mam, Motina, Madar, Vieja, Reny, Emak, Omm, Madar, Ewe, Haakui, Ñuke, Ñuque, Aayi, `eh, Medra, Majka, Amai, Maire, Matri, Mytyr, Matka, Mädra, Máti, Madr, Maman, Madre, Mamá, Mami, Mzazi, Mzaa, Matka, Mor, Morsa, Mãe, Mueter, Mai, Mataji, Pabo, Amma, Matu’a Vahine, Anne, Ana, Valide, Mèdra, Eje, Mèder, Mati, Maica, Ammee, Mamma, Mare, Mat’, Mamm’, Eadni, me, Tina, Mére, Mama, Mam, mamai, Muter, Moæ…

Say it as you want, but say loud that you love her and celebrate it in your store.

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Dilo como quieras, pero di bien fuerte que la quieres y celébralo en tu tienda.