The largest shopping mall in Kuwait, The Avenues is a new retail concept covering over 9M sq ft. Drawing inspiration from the world’s most vibrant shopping districts, The Avenues features over 600 retail units alongside food and beverage outlets and large-scale, themed shopping districts.
Hilson Moran’s specialists were engaged to provide sustainability design advice for the second phase expansion, performing Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling and energy analysis on the proposed design and building services systems.
We challenged the original, fully conditioned design proposals, proposing instead to study and optimise conditioning only for the occupied zones. This involved examining various ETFE roof membrane solar control options with variations in how air was introduced to the mall streets as well as closely controlling the temperature of that air. This approach helped the project reach its environmental targets.
We also provided technical advice which focused on achieving internal comfort to the mall spaces, provided feedback on materials / finishes, along with supporting financial assessment in terms of long-term carbon, financial and environmental benefits.