Project: Southdale Mall
Client: Simon Property Group
A 1.3 million square foot mall located in Edina, Minnesota, Southdale Center is owned and operated by the Simon Property Group. Dating from 1956, the center is noted as being the oldest enclosed mall in the United States. JP2’s renovation of Southdale Center respects the mall’s original mid-century modern design while updating and positioning it for the future. Exterior renovations provide new and renovated mall entrances, as well as the addition of a new food court entrance with a porte-cochère for Minnesota’s inclement weather.
Interior improvements include a new food court with seven tenants and seating for 400, new public amenities including a play area for children and new restrooms, as well as all new finishes and furniture throughout the centers’ concourses. The Grand Court was similarly upgraded with new wood columns, ceiling treatments, lighting and furnishing all reminiscent of the original mid-century designs by Victor Gruen. A new way-finding and signage program, as well as upgraded lighting are also incorporated.