Odogwu Shopping Centre – Nigeria
The building is an imposing edifice of three – storey, visible from some distance. It has a distinct elevation noted for dominant circular columns. Its external surface is clad with white mosaic, decorated around the edges of the parapets with a darker geometrical pattern. The centre provides 2,280m² of shopping space and an additional 420m² of office suites. The offices open off two main shopping malls which divide the building in cruciform shape. Many also open off pedestrian decks provided around all perimeters of the building. A dramatic pyramidal skylight allows shafts of sunlight to penetrate deep into the building from a central glazed atrium, creating a sense of drama for the shopper. This spot also marks the crossing of the malls, where an elegant helical staircase is located.