The new Santa Monica Place has all of L.A. talking – about the stores, the views, the food and the fresh, open-air design. Finally, a shopping and dining destination that’s just right for this iconic beach city. A custom-designed Bloomingdale's’s made for the beach-chic lifestyle, a brand new Nordstrom, and a collection of A-list retail names that bring even more star power to world-famous Santa Monica. It’s all topped by a rooftop Dining Deck with six, chef-driven restaurants and gorgeous views of the city, the mountains and the Pacific. VIVA 'BEST OF THE BEST' 2013
The Place for Award Winning Design.
The International Council of Shopping Center's annual VIVA 'Best-of-the-Best' Awards honors and recognizes the most outstanding examples of shopping center marketing, design and development, sustainability and community service worldwide. Gold winners from all regional competitions are automatically entered to win.
Santa Monica Place was awarded the VIVA 'Best-of-the-Best' Award for Design/Development on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
A dramatic, two-year renovation, converting a storied, traditional enclosed mall into a show-stopping open-air destination, has re-introduced Santa Monica Place to its market. Complementing a neighboring promenade, the nearby Pacific Ocean and the iconic Santa Monica Pier, its distinguishing and enhanced features create a landmark, yet by design blends seamlessly into an urban retail environment. Today, its collection of discerning global brands, a one-of-a-kind rooftop dining deck, premier anchors Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, and The Market, an innovative assemblage of artisanal shops, kitchens and cafes incorporate forms, materials and landscaping indeed blends with its urban context, connecting on all four sides to Santa Monica's walkable downtown. Most importantly, it is one of the few large-scale urban centers to be LEED Gold Certified. To read on about all the 2013 VIVA Winners and Honorees click here
Owner/Development Company: Macerich
Design Architect: The Jerde Partnership
Production Architect: Omniplan
Graphic Designer: 505 Design