Global RLI Award for Chapman Taylor’s renovation of Vicolungo: The Style Outlets in Italy

Chapman Taylor’s extensive refurbishment of Vicolungo: The Style Outlets near the Italian city of Novara has won a Global RLI Award in the “International Outlet Centre – Renovation” category.

The Global RLI Awards celebrate the most visionary and innovative retail and leisure concepts from across the world. This year’s ceremony was held on 23 September at The Londoner Hotel in London as a hybrid event, with attendees joined by many more via an online feed.

Vicolungo: The Style Outlets offers 150 major international brands and boutiques across 34,000m² of retail and F&B space, and has a footfall of four million shoppers per year.

Designed by Chapman Taylor’s Milan Studio, the extensive refurbishment of the centre included the redesign of the central square, canopies, street furniture, and other innovative features.

Lighting, signage and wayfinding has been greatly improved, with much more use of digital technology, while the façade, entrance and exterior spaces have been upgraded.

The main piazza hosts a renovated information centre with a new business lounge area for meetings and events, and opposite the centre is VicoJunior – a daycare centre for children aged six and under. The piazza also includes a 1,700m2 recreational motor park, the only one of its kind in Italy.

This asset enhancement project reflected owner NEINVER’s strategy of maintaining their outlet centres, creating the best environments, enhancing services to complement their commercial offer and creating unique shopping experiences for their visitors.

Congratulations to our Milan studio, to NEINVER and to all involved in the wonderful transformation of this popular outlet centre.

Gianfranco Lizzul (Dr Arch RIBA)

Director, Milan

In addition to his design expertise in retail and mixed-use developments in both Italy and internationally, Gianfranco is also a specialist in the design of marinas and resorts.

Gianfranco joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1987. He became a Director in 1996 and is responsible for projects and business development in Italy.

He was instrumental in establishing the Milan studio in 2002 and now leads this part of the business.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Hospitality / Mixed-use / Marinas

Gianfranco entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor a Londra nel 1987. Diventa Direttore nel 1996 ed è responsabile per i progetti e lo sviluppo aziendale in Italia.

Gianfranco è stato fondamentale per l’apertura dello studio di Milano nel 2002, che da allora dirige.

Oltre alla sua esperienza progettuale in progetti commerciali e multifunzionali sia in Italia che a livello internazionale, Gianfranco è anche specializzato nella progettazione di marine e resorts.

Aree di competenza:

Retail / Hospitality / Mixed-use / Marinas

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