Empório Santa Maria, São Paulo Design: Espaçonovo Projetos de Arquitetura S/S Ltda, São Paulo Photography: Ricardo Bassetti, São Paulo
Empório Santa Maria is an 11,000-sq.-ft. specialty market. The design team employed a central axis that acts as a boulevard allowing visibility to all departments from bakery to butchery. Large signage calling out major departments assists the customer journey.
A variety of materials create contrast between different departments – from the luminous marble suggesting freshness in the bakery, charcuterie, cheese and butchery areas — to the warm dark colors used in the wine cellar, wine bar and sushi bar. The lighting plan further contributes to defining each department and store zone.
Judges commented that materiality, environmental graphics, wayfinding and fixturing solutions are stars elevating this retail food environment.
Design: Espaçonovo Projetos de Arquitetura S/S Ltda, São Paulo Architect: Espaçonovo Projetos de Arquitetura S/S Ltda, São Paulo
General contractor: Lampur Engenharia, São Paulo Consultants: Mingrone Iluminação, São Paulo (lighting design) Suppliers: Picolin Elétrica e Automação, São Paulo (fixturing) Eliane Revestimentos, São Paulo (flooring) Miaki Revestimentos, Guararema (flooring) Light Design+Exporlux, Recife (lighting) Distak Comunicação Visual, São Paulo (graphics)
51st International Design Award Winners
The Class of 2021 includes:
Bloomie’s, Fairfield, Va. CDF Macau, Cotai Citi, New York City Empório Santa Maria, São Paulo FIKA Herbal Goods, Toronto Grand Central Mimico, Etobicoke House of Rituals, Body & Mind Spa, Amsterdam The Hyundai Seoul, Seoul Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh M&M’s, Berlin MAPCO, Sevierville, Tenn. Madison Décor Studio, North York NHL, New York City Puma, New York City Todd Snyder, New York City Treat, JKF International Airport – Store of the Year St. Marche, São Paulo Shinsegae Art Science, Daejeon Wilson, New York City
You can see the entire awards presentation here.
The 51st International Design Awards was sponsored by Little, BHDP, Cadan Photography, and IA, Interior Architects.