Preview: Santa Monica sustainable mall opens in August
Under construction as we speak, Santa Monica Place, a modern project that opens August 6, will offer one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and socializing. Artfully placed between Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier, it’s quite possible that this luxury haven will become a hot spot in the LA beach city. Open, airy and beautifully designed – a walk through the design sketches makes it feel more like a museum than a shopping center.
Racked.com revealed today that Louis Vuitton will be one of the big names, among many, featured at Santa Monica Place. The 4,000 square foot boutique and showroom will be the first LEED certified building for the luxury leather designer.
Many may be pondering, “What happened to the old Santa Monica mall?” Well, that’s part of the reason why Santa Monica Place is such a unique endeavor. It is actually the site of the previous mall and the city didn’t just wipe out the old center. Sticking to their mission of social responsibility, the designers reused old parts of the building and recycled others.
Besides the initial construction, the new Santa Monica Place takes part in many green practices such as natural light & air-flow ventilation, solar-powered roofs, improving pedestrian access around the area, reducing water use and using water efficient landscaping, and by choosing low emitting resources (such as paint and carpet).
Just two blocks from the beach, Santa Monica place is sure to be a Socal shopper’s paradise.
Check out their Web site at SantaMonicaPlace.com.