Food and beverage becomes the new mall anchor

SHAPE partnered with MG2 to design a food lodge concept at Destination: Deerfoot City. The food lodge will serve as a key social zone in the development, where the community will gather, eat and recharge.

MG2’s design blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, featuring a mix of programming that evokes an airy market feel including sit-down cafés, pop-up food carts and in-line and freestanding food tenants. The hearth serves as a main feature of the space, providing an array of intimate areas that invite visitors to stay a bit longer. The designers emphasized the connectivity between the exterior and interior social areas, employing folding glass walls and roll-up garage doors to blend the spaces.