• Port Mall

    PORT MALL January-May 2010 | Massimiliano Fuksas The Port Mall Shopping Centre is a mixed use development with retail units, key stores, multi-storey car parking and leisure facilities on the outskirts of Bratislava, Slovakia. After a successful competition, we are appointed to develop an parametric model for the roof structure, along with our consulting engineers, including overall concept design, as well as detailed drawings for the roof, from concept to completion. The roof of the shopping mall is a freeform roof covering the footprint of the building with an overhang around some parts of the shopping mall and covers large parts of a 500m x 250m area in plan. It consists of two parts, a closed triangular gridshell structure with large “tornado”-columns over the streets of the shopping mall (ca. 24.000 m2) and a lightweight steel frame with mesh cladding on top of the inner buildings of the mall (ca. 40.000m2). Client: Penta Investments, s.r.o Architect: M. Fuksas, Rom Cooperation: Jancina architekti, Bratislava, Knippers Helbig © FUKSAS