PROJECTDetail

Yorkdale Shopping Centre 2005

CATEGORY

  • Commercial / Retail

SCOPE

  • Interior

YEAR

  • 2005

LOCATION

  • North America

PROJECT TEAM

  • Tokyo

Client : Oxford Properties Group
Design : MMC International


Innovative structural engineering for a vaulted skylight made this indoor, yet seemingly open-air, 100m-long shopping ‘street’ possible in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre.  For such a highly praised design, we wanted to integrate the skylight lighting to blend with the natural night sky.  Key to this design was intricate coordination of lighting detail and the architecture. To minimize reflection of light on the glass skylight, that becomes mirror-like at night, we proposed blue, colored lighting to match the tone of the natural night sky.