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BACL names architect consultants for its RDE Village project

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Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), has appointed DP Architects Singapore & Portland Design UK as architectural consultants for the integrated Retail-Dining-Entertainment (RDE) Village project that is being developed at BLR Airport as part of the Airport City.

The RDE Village is built on the vision of creating a retail and lifestyle destination. Set within a high energy, bustling airport environment, the RDE Village is expected to cater to the millennial mindset.

The project would be located adjacent to the Concert Arena and the Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will be developed on a 23-acre land, over a built-up area of 1.1 million square feet, as a mid to high-end shopping and lifestyle destination.

Rao Munukutla, CEO, BACL, said: “We are delighted to partner with DP Architects Singapore & Portland Design UK who are world leaders in Retail, Dining & Entertainment spaces. The RDE Village is built on the vision of creating a new destination with a deep connection to the community, culture and environment, focusing on human-centric design.”

“In our design of RDE Village, we wanted to push for an architectural scheme beyond simply delivering a context, community and climate-responsive design,” said AR Angelene Chan, Chairman of DP Architects. “From its spatial organization to its structural expression, every space, form and intention is designed to embody the aspirations of the city and articulate the spirit of its community,” he said.

Stephen Walsh, Regional Director for Portland Design, who will be leading the space planning for this mall said: “The RDE Village will be a transformative shopping, dining, and entertainment experience for the communities it will serve in Bengaluru and beyond, enabling visitors to explore and enjoy multi-itineraries in varying sensory landscapes.”