NewPark Theater Wins ICSC Gold Medal Award
by: Emily Wheeler | November 30, 2017
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards Competition. ICSC has awarded the Theater at NewPark Mall a Gold Medal award in the Retail Design category.
A completely transformed and formerly vacant three-level department store is now home to a tenant-ready entertainment center at the NewPark Mall in Newark, California. A dramatically stepped public entry plaza with a soaring canopy occupies space that was previously taken up by a lowly truck loading zone. Additionally, the Rouse Company has introduced an open-air garden space with sculptural seating elements and a tranquil bamboo grove enjoyed by moviegoers and mall patrons alike.
Double-height glass now opens to the theater interior in an area that was formerly a blank expanse of plaster walls. The mute exterior bulk of the former department store is now an open and glowing beacon attracting and inviting visitors to the center, highly visible to the community and freeway traffic beyond. The soaring glass storefront with its glowing mural behind is now a welcoming element that gives identity and character to the surrounding area.
ELS would like to express our gratitude to the project team who were our partners for this unique and creative design solution.
Rouse Co: Owner
KPFF: Structural Engineer
Brio Engineering: Civil Engineer
CB Engineers: MEP Engineer
HLB: Lighting Design
Charles M. Salter Associates: Acoustics
Studio Outside: Landscape Architect
FTCH: Cinema Interior Designer
VCC: General Contractor