With the long, harsh winters and blistering hot summers, large shopping malls are a big part of urban shopping in Canada, making it hard to believe that malls have only now become popular in the past forty years. Landscape architects are looking for the right sustainable product that connects modern interior and exterior spaces, and this is where Barkman site furnishing products stand out. Barkman partners with architects, developers, and municipals, to bring concrete solutions that withstand the harsh elements we endure.
The Square One Shopping Center in downtown Mississauga is a luxury shopping experience, so the challenge the architect faced was coming up with a complementary planter that would fit the modern design. The planter is no longer just a functional piece to justify the space, but rather a design element that completes and enhances the atmosphere at the same time. Barkman’s Cube planter was the perfect choice for this downtown mall project.
With the collaboration between Barkman and MMC International Architects, Ltd., this space has become an attractive shopping centre for many and is leading into extended streetscaping projects. We are proud to be a part of the Square One Mall project, whichwas awarded gold at the 2016 ICSC Canadian Shopping Center Awards.