Board Director Ruprecht Melder to speak at the Swiss Shopping Centre Forum on May 11, 2023

Chapman Taylor's Dusseldorf Studio Board Director, Ruprecht Melder, will be a speaker at the Swiss Shopping Centre Forum on May 11, 2023, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Zurich Airport.

The forum will focus on sustainability and ESG, with a particular emphasis on the importance of renovating and revitalising Shopping Centres as part of a sustainable approach. Ruprecht's presentation, titled "Repositioning Retail - The Importance of Placemaking," will explore how shopping centres can adapt and remain appealing to customers in today's changing retail landscape.

Ruprecht will delve into the pressure faced by older shopping centres to reinvent themselves and how the focus is no longer solely on retail, but also on creating a unique experience for customers through activities such as strolling, relaxing, and discovering.

His presentation will provide valuable insights into how shopping centres can implement placemaking strategies to stay relevant and meet the evolving needs of customers in the ever-changing retail industry.

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Ruprecht Melder (Dipl Ing Architekt (Univ))

Group Board Director, Düsseldorf

Ruprecht is responsible for leading the design and delivery of major workplace, retail, and mixed-use projects in our Düsseldorf studio.

He has established the role of 'General Planner' within the Düsseldorf studio and has successfully led General Planner teams on several large-scale projects and is dedicated to delivering high-quality architecture to our clients.

Ruprecht joined Chapman Taylor in 1995. After joining the Düsseldorf management board as a Prokurist in 2008, he became joint Managing Director in 2013 to support the growth of our German business and continues to oversee project work in Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia. He joined the Group Board in 2021.

Areas of expertise:

General Planner / Retail / Mixed-use / Workplace

Ruprecht ist seit 1995 bei Chapman Taylor und ist verantwortlich für die Konzeption und Durchführung von Einzelhandels-, Büro- und Mixed-Use-Projekten in unserem Büro in Düsseldorf.

Im Jahr 2008 wurde Ruprecht Melder als Prokurist Teil der Geschäftsführung und ist seit 2013 als Geschäftsführer für die Leitung und die Entwicklung des Düsseldorfer Standortes zuständig. 2021 wurde er in den Vorstand von Chapman Taylor berufen.

Ein weiterer Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt ist die des Generalplaners. Diesen Aufgabenbereich hat Ruprecht im deutschen Büro etabliert und hat sich als Leiter von Generalplanungs-Teams bei Großprojekten erfolgreich bewährt.


Generalplanung / Einzelhandel / Mixed-Use / Bürobau

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