Ciputra Mall 2 is an expansion of the preceding Ciputra Mall development at Jalan Mayjen Sungkono, Surabaya, Indonesia. The new retail podium extension and office tower occupies the most prominent northern end of the site, giving it maximum exposure and frontage along the main street. The rising elliptical office tower is furthermore conceived as a distinct icon in the skyline of the current phase.
A “garden concept” is introduced to the retail podium extension where open spaces and natural elements are infused within the design. The concept translates into the main public park on the ground floor, which in particular perceived as a green oasis fronting the mall that creates a sense of physical and visual openness, offering spatial relief within the highly dense development. Internally, the retail mall’s circulation is designed as a dynamic loop that strategically leaves no shop behind in the path of visitor flow and traffic, allowing visitors to continuously experience various unique spaces within the mall.
Externally, the ‘garden concept’ is continued via the façade design, while complementing the iconic sail-like shape of the preceding development. The result is a holistic and integrated overall podium outlook that expresses a smooth transition of the evolving characters from the existing podium to its new extension. Attached to the podium facade, a sculptural “cloud canopy” playfully weaves in and out, hovering over and sheltering the public park below, creating a distinct identity and landmark presence.