African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 10

African project Baywest Mall T he success of the design by dhk architects lies in the simplicity of its plan – a crossed ring mall with retail anchors in each corner. The clearly defined vehicular and pedestrian entrances are on axis with the parking zones conveniently situated close to entrances allowing for fast direct access, with the emphasis on the arrival experience. The parking cells are also inter-connected for ease of access to any entrance. Back of house servicing is either directly from the four anchor corners, or from below ground – via basement tunnel and centrally located service lifts which feed both levels of retail. The internal design emphasi