Gran Plaza 2 Location City: Majadahonda, Spain

Extending, Reconfiguring, and refurbishment of an existing shopping centre to create a day-out destination for visiting families

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Architecture, Interiors
London, Madrid


Key Info

F&B, new outdoor gardens, restaurants and terraces, multiplex cinema
GLA 63,158m2, Refurbishment 8,000m2
Completed in 2023

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Popular with families

Chapman Taylor has both extended and reconfigured this well-loved shopping centre. This cutting-edge renovation and extension project has created a day-out destination for visiting families, with extensive new indoor and outdoor areas and leisure attractions, befitting how we like to shop and relax today.

Improved interiors

The internal structure has been altered to include a food atrium including new restaurants and a dining layout. The interiors now ‘bring the outside in,’ with the addition of an island oasis in the centre of the mall to include a water feature, water sound effects and planting.

A new multiplex complex

A cinema has been built, clad in ceramic tiles and aluminium composite, with a planted green ‘living wall’ and cascading waterfall. The green wall has been created in conjunction with Phares Ingeniería Áreas Verdes. Six state-of-the-art screens offer films from Odeón Multicines

A secret garden area

What once was a car park has been transformed into a landscaped park, conjuring up the atmosphere of a botanical garden with around one hundred different species of plants and trees. Attractions for families include water jets, a pirate ship play area and climbing walls built to resemble natural rock formations. Restaurant terraces and seating areas are available, with retractable coverage from the sun.

Marcelina Zielinska (MSC Arch and Urb Des, RIBA, FRSA)

Director, UK

Marcelina has extensive experience of all design stages on a diverse range of projects of various scales, from individual buildings to large urban masterplans.

She has a particular passion for high street regeneration, with a talent for anticipating future trends in retail and leisure and the impact they will have on town centres. Her current projects include heritage-sensitive masterplans for historic city centres.

As an architect and urban designer, Marcelina understands the importance of placemaking and of combining uses to create socially, commercially and environmentally sustainable communities, both in the UK and internationally.

Marcelina has been with Chapman Taylor since March 2007, when she joined the company to help deliver St. David’s 2 in Cardiff. Marcelina was promoted to the UK Board in 2023.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Retail / Leisure / Asset Enhancement / Placemaking

José Manuel Martin (MArch COAM)

Associate Director, Madrid

José Manuel has in-depth experience of working on Spanish and international projects across the retail, workplace and residential sectors, in both the design and construction stages.

José Manuel joined Chapman Taylor in 2002 and was promoted to Associate Director in September 2015. He is also responsible for leading the Technical Group in the Madrid studio.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Hospitality / Workplace

José Manuel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor in 2002 y fue ascendido a Director Asociado en 2015.

José Manuel destaca por su experiencia en el diseño y desarrollo de proyectos y obra para centros comerciales, oficinas y complejos residenciales, tanto nacionales como internacionales.

También es el responsable del Comité técnico del estudio de Madrid.

Áreas de especialización:

Comercial / Ocio / Residencial / Oficinas


Silver Award in the Urban Regeneration category - CREDAWARD
Silver Award in the Urban Regeneration category - CREDAWARD
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