Superior finish and innovative facilities and wall cladding were used for this large scale shopping mall project. The building required high adaptability and flexibility for technological solutions that would allow for the execution of services in the agreed timeframe.
Another key differentiator was the implementation of the basement slab using HDPE waterproofing technology. This system offers unique adherence to the concrete once the basement slab is laid, thus allowing for the identification of trouble spots and their correction.
The building boasts 8,000 m² of glass in its skylights and atrium, therefore making the best use of natural light.
In 2011, this project won the 8th Corporate Architecture Award in the Building Project category a standout in the Brazilian commercial building sector. The building features green roof and AqcquaCiclos technology grey water treatment system that for reuse and a rainwater collection system for non-potable purposes. For environmental reasons bentonitic mud was not used for soil stabilization. A biodegradable and inert polymer was used to avoid environmental impacts. Electric showers in changing rooms were replaced with showers with warm water provided by solar heating. Power savings resulting from solar heating is equal to approximately 100 electric showers.
Latin American Shopping Center Awards, organized by the international Shopping Centers Committee (ICSC), awarded a gold medal to the Village Mall.