RFI in collaboration with MTA provide expertise in retail & commercial conceptualization, design implementation and documentation. MTA is able to provide the full scope of services for architecture, interiors, landscape and master plan work, for new and redevelopment projects.
Having started in Australia and China, MTA currently specializes in commercial mixed-developments in the South East Asia region. MTA approaches each project first with a focus on research, market analysis and the boundaries of the brief set by the client. MTA’s expertise is in the ability to understand the key factors in designing a successful retail development. MTA designs highly efficient
commercial projects (Grand Kamala Lagoon achieved 78% NLA) and often provides an increase in the leasable area of a project.
MTA is also focused on environmental sustainability. When the project permits MTA will encourage alternative methods of construction, usage and operations to create a project that reduces the impact on the environment and in turn the operational cost for a client.
MTA’S APPROACHES A RETAIL PROJECT IN A TWO-STEP SEQUENCE:
- ANALYSIS AND PLANNING
FROM INITIAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROJECT
- The recommended size and configuration of program,
- Relationships of programs and facilities within the development, e.g. customer services, amenities, parking and building services,
- Customer and vehicular access and flow,
- Entrance positions and access points.
IDENTIFICATION OF RETAIL CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES
- Identification of local and international current and forthcoming retail trends
- Implementation of retail concepts for areas within the development,
- Tenant typologies and their benefits,
- Breakdown of recommended tenant ratios,
- Integration of retail, entertainment and lifestyle programs
- CREATION OF THE DESIGN
CONCEPT DESIGN AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
- Customer flow and circulation,
- Tenant layout and positioning,
- Creation of an efficient and profitable layout (reduction of wasted spaces)
- Advice on operations regarding the layout and position of back of house elements
- Recognition of old systems that are no longer viable
- Recommendations of design elements – atrium spaces, voids, vertical circulation, open air spaces, event spaces, sight lines, focal points, etc
DOCUMENTATION OF THE DESIGN
- Material selection is done with an awareness of project costs and the client’s needs. Whenever possible MTA will use a local available material
- MTA prides itself on accurate and efficient documentation whether it be for tender or for construction