THE STYLE OUTLETS VILADECANS shopping centre is developed on a trapezoidal plot of almost seven hectares in the municipality of Viladecans and has two main accesses. The south access is located at the lowest level of the site and connects directly to the exit of the C-32 motorway, and from there you access the shopping centre through a large door located in the south corner of the trapezoid and whose special design is easily visible from the highway. The north access is located at the highest level of the lot and connects with the Viladecans urban core and the railway station via Vila Road that goes from the city to the beach. At that point one can Access a large square of public use that is developed to a higher level from where one can see the whole set and can descend towards the main promenade.
The centre, measuring 22,000m and with more than 100 commercial premises, is organized around an open promenade in the form of a ring that connects with the two main entrances and from which all of the premises can be accessed. The fragmented and variable geometry of this walk generates a great diversity of spaces, among which is highlighted the large central square where the restaurants are mainly concentrated.
The whole unit is understood as a large garden that includes both the perimeter car parks and the sequence of walks and interior squares. The proposed ambience approaches Mediterranean sensibilities and encourages the image of an oasis through the use of palm trees, varied flowering trees, shrubs and seasonal flowers. The various awnings of the commercial premises offer protection and shade, complementing the spirit of an urban promenade that it is intended to create.
A contemporary, warm and natural architecture defines the whole, very homogeneous from the outside—with the scale and size of the industrial and commercial enclosures that we can see along the C-32 motorway—but at the same time internally fragmented, acquiring the size and character of a small urban centre.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE I DURANY, JOAN ROIG DURAN – ARCHITECTS
TEAM HELENA SALVADÓ, EIRENE PRESMANES, LAURA QUINTANA, XAVIER IRIGOYEN, ALBA PUIG – ARCHITECTURE / IVÁN SÁNCHEZ, ANTONI MONTÉ – URBANIZATION / DOLORS FEU, YAGO CAVALLER – AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ¬ LANDSCAPE DESIGN / DIANA CALICÓ, ELISABETH TORREGROSA, ALEX GRÀCIA - BUILDING ENGINEERING / MARIA DURAN – ARCHITECT AND BIM MANAGER