Taking shape on the east side of the property, Aventura Mall’s new three-level expansion wing is set to open this November. The new wing will create an inviting exchange between indoors and outdoors highlighted by a two-level Topshop Topman store, the much-anticipated return of Zara, an array of inviting restaurants and cafes, and experiential, site-specific additions to the Arts Aventura Mall collection.
As visitors arrive, they will be awed by the monumental, nearly 93-foot tall, tubular Aventura Slide Tower by Carsten Höller that can be enjoyed from a distance or experienced by sliding down the sculpture. Gorillas in the Mist by The Haas Brothers will be comprised of three large-scale bronze gorillas and four massive bronze trees. The piece will functionally circulate water, creating a space that is peaceful, evocative and amusing for families.
“Our vision is to create a new gathering place where local residents and international guests can connect with an array of interactive experiences,” said Jackie Soffer, Co-Chair and CEO of Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “The new wing is destined to become one of South Florida’s most dynamic spaces.”
The Topshop Topman opening marks the British brand’s arrival in Miami, and the two-level Zara will include an array of men’s, women’s and children’s collections. In addition, Aventura Mall visitors will enjoy numerous indoor-outdoor dining experiences sure to please any palate, including Tap 42 Kitchen & Bar, CVI.CHE 105, Serafina, Pubbelly Sushi, Harry’s Pizzeria, Blue Bottle, Rosetta Bakery and more.
Designed by renowned architect Carlos Zapata, the wing’s three key design points – transparency, connectivity and integration – will provide a completely unique experience. An 84-foot by 50-foot glass wall at the entrance will offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. A continuous 350-foot skylight runs the length of the wing, providing natural lighting and stunning views.
Situated on the third level, Aventura Mall’s Food Hall will be both refined and seamlessly connected to its natural surroundings. The Food Hall will feature a curated collection of more than a dozen purveyors, each providing a distinctive culinary approach. Abundant communal seating will be interspersed around the space and a separate terrace is perfect for those wishing to dine al fresco.
Perched atop Aventura Mall’s expansion, the VIP Lounge, set to open Spring 2018, will set new standards for retail hospitality and serve as a luxurious home away from home for visitors. An energized central lounge will include defined spaces for guests to relax and enjoy planned activities. A beautifully landscaped terrace, as well as conference rooms, will be available for groups to meet and mingle, as well as host private functions.
Defined by eye-catching architecture, experiential, contemporary art, and indoor/outdoor gathering points, Aventura Mall’s new wing will deliver an enhanced visitor experience, time and again.
Miami’s premier fashion destination and one of America’s most visited shopping centers according to Travel + Leisure magazine, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world’s most iconic retailers. Aventura Mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call (305) 935-1110 or visit online at aventuramall.com.