The high-end SM AURA Premier opened its doors just last weekend. As expected, people came in droves to see what's new. From what we saw, this mall is different, in a good way, design & workmanship-wise.
The drop lights that look like a school of fish floating in mid-air.
The undulating curves of the hallways & stairwell gave that sculptural form. The trademark skylights are still there but leaning more on fluid lines.
The home section of the SM department store is love!;)
The visual display has that classy feel this time, with black & white items on display shelves made of laminated wood & stainless steel supports. I like the stainless steel + bleached wood + white schemes that they used.
This stainless steel decorative screen stands out for me.
And the wallpapers on the sidewalls have that touch of whimsy.
We went further up the deck, to this promenade area dubbed as the SKYPARK. Shades of Marina Bay Sands? ;)
The stretched fabric or tensile roof for the walkway.
The glass enclosure for the stairwells.
This folded-up steel & glass structure is actually
a curtain wall that closes down & serves as wall protection when weather conditions turn severe.
Full control is located on the sides.
Only a few specialty stores have opened - fashion, services, bakeshops & of course the department store & supermarket. The FOOD ON FOUR or the food court is likewise operational.
Check out the place, in a month or two, since many stores will be open by then.
SM AURA PREMIER
Architecture : ARQUITECTONICA / W. COSCOLUELLA
Interiors : EDGE DESIGN
26th Street corner McKinley Parkway at Fort Bonifacio