Liverpool Interlomas: Grand Opening
November 30, 2011
On November 10, 2011, Jim Tippmann, Young Rok Park and myself had the great opportunity to be part of the Liverpool Interlomas Grand Opening Celebration in Mexico City. We have had the privilege of partnering with Liverpool for nearly a decade, but this was the first time we were able to attend the opening of one of the Liverpool stores for which we designed the interiors.Liverpool Interlomas is located on the outskirts of Mexico City, in a very nice area. The store has 4 levels, the 1st thru 3rd is the Department Store, and on the top floor there is a Gourmet World and a beautiful outdoor garden, where you can bring your family, including your pets, to spend the day. The kids can run around while the parents enjoy a cup of coffee, or any of the delicious meals prepared just for you. The building architecture was designed by Rojkind Arquitect, landscape and roof garden by Thomas Balsley Associates and Gourmet Rooftop Restaurant by JHP Design. We were thrilled to design the interior retail departments of and to partner with such great design teams to create a magnificent new store design for Liverpool.
The opening ceremony started at 9:30 in the morning on the top floor of the store. Included were the owners of Liverpool, management, all the employees of the store, the whole team that worked on the project, city officials, and as is customary in Mexico, a priest that started the celebration with a mass and finished with a special prayer that reminded all of us how blessed we are to have been part of this experience. The most rewarding part of the entire day was the realization that this project is the result of a truly collaborative team effort, and it shows.
Let the Celebration begin!!!
Exterior Photograph by Jaime Navarro