Category: Arenas & attractions

Department store closure leads to Texas mega-mall redevelopment

MetroNational is set to transform Memorial City Mall, its 1.7 million-square-foot super-regional shopping center in Houston. The company recently tapped Trademark Property Co. to craft a blueprint for the property’s future well beyond the mid-21st Century. Located within MetroNational’s 265-acre, 9.1 million-square-foot Memorial City mixed-use development, Memorial City Mall first opened its doors in 1962.…

Architects selected for “biggest investment in Qld arts infrastructure”

Architecture firms Snøhetta and Blight Rayner have won an international competition to design an AU$150m (US$103.8m, €90m, £81.4m) theatre for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in Brisbane, Australia. Set to open in 2022, the pivotal facility, which will turn QPAC into the largest performing arts centre in Australia, will feature two studios, foyer spaces,…