Born from a common vision between the teams of Novaterra and Architects Studio, Mahogany Shopping Promenade stands out for its atypical architecture and pleasant atmosphere.
A new kind of shopping experience in Mauritius
More than a shopping centre, it is a real destination that Novaterra wanted to develop in the heart of Beau Plan. To make the Smart City the vibrant heart of the region, this address had to meet three criteria: to be a source of well-being and leisure for its users; to become an engine of opportunities for neighbouring communities; and finally defy existing codes of the shopping center to offer a new kind of experience to Mauritians.
In order to carry out this ambitious project, Novaterra turned to a trusted team, known for its know-how as well as its visionary projects: Architects Studio. With its preserved natural setting, its century-old trees (including the eponymous mahogany, at the entrance ) and its light-reflecting lake, the project had the right environment to inspire its creators! The collaboration between the two teams has made it possible to give life to an innovative destination.
Architecture inspired by the surroundings
With its centuries of history and its rich industrial and natural heritage, Beau Plan is an attractive destination. To build this pleasant place, Architects Studio drew inspiration from the historical remains that make up the Smart City and its aesthetic assets. Capturing all the spirit of the place, its architecture is a contemporary tribute to the industrial style of Beau Plan.
Its evocative forms, the creativity of its architectural approach, its choice of materials and the omnipresence of nature are all elements that are inviting and that make Mahogany Shopping Promenade a multisensory experience.
Planted in an atypical setting between century-old trees, the mountains of the center of the island and a peaceful lake, Mahogany enjoys a unique atmosphere. In order to enhance the experience and well-being of its visitors, a real commitment was made by Novaterra and Architects Studio to incorporate nature.
Finally, to fulfill Novaterra’s desire to make the Mahogany a place that brings people together, Architects Studio used placemaking concepts to create a sense of belonging among its users. With its many uses, it is now fully integrated into the urban fabric of the region.
A successful collaboration
In addition to making its 200,000 monthly visitors happy, the Mahogany Shopping Promenade has been recognized internationally for its intelligent and original design: Architects Studio won the title of “Best Retail Architecture – Mauritius” for this project. and was nominated for the Best of Africa Award by the Africa & Arabia Property Awards. A great success that makes Novaterra proud and lives up to the combined vision of its creators and the rigorous work of the teams that built it.