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Retail Center as European Village
Location Newport Beach, California, United States
Client The Irvine Company
Scope Landscape Architecture
As part of a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of this outdoor shopping center, SWA worked closely with the architects in developing landscape and urban design concepts which draw upon the archetype of a European village that has been built over time. This shopping village is comprised of several “neighborhoods,” each with its own unique character. Each neighborhood has a focal plaza or court which is connected to the village by a “Main Street” and is given a distinct character through a consistent use of paving, planting and lighting. Fashion Island has won acclaim as not only a successful shopping center, but also a wonderfully rich pedestrian environment.