Uberlandia Retail Center
A rapidly expanding city gets a shopping center that echoes the surrounding landscape and features a living green facade.
Capitalizing on tremendous local growth, CallisonRTKL designed Uberlandia Shopping to celebrate the modern, expanding city while reflecting the surrounding landscape and helping Sonae Sierra Brasil build its impressive development portfolio. A palette of warm, bold colors and a continuous clerestory make the center warm, light-filled and inviting. Focusing on sustainability as well as aesthetics, the exterior features a living green wall, blurring the line between the natural and built environment. Throughout the development, the design distributes approximately 90,000 plants from 78 different species, featuring the iconic Brazilian Ipê tree as a testament to the importance of local flora.