​Foundation-laying ceremony takes place for Dolmen Mall in Lahore, Pakistan

The foundation-laying ceremony for Dolmen Mall took place in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday 13 September.

Directors Chris Lanksbury and Xavier Grau, with Architect Pierre Cnops, attended the ceremony and outlined the design concept for this new retail and leisure destination to the assembled 450 guests.

A 75,000m2 GLA luxury shopping centre located within the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) grounds in Lahore, Dolmen Mall will offer three levels of shopping, a food court on the upper floor, a hypermarket on the ground floor and two levels of basement parking for 2,000 cars.

The design uses traditional Islamic patterns on perforated contemporary surfaces, employing geometrical shapes to stunning effect.

The context-appropriate façade makes use of subtle pastel colours and textures which complement the scheme’s landscaping, while a striking feature roof ‘drapes’ over the building, creating a wave-like canopy to emphasise the entrances.

Dolmen Mall was designed by Chapman Taylor’s Benelux studio for Dolmen Group.

Xavier Grau (EUATB, OAB)

Director, Brussels

Xavier joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 as a design architect and project manager. He became the Director responsible for our Brussels studio in 2005.

He has a wide range of design skills with extensive experience working internationally and has completed projects in many countries and cultural environments.

Xavier specialises in the design and project management of mixed-use developments, including expertise in the residential, office and retail sectors.

Areas of Expertise:

Mixed-use / Retail

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