Aventura Mall is a shopping center located in Miami, Florida. Anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, the center is highlighted by a mix of over 300 stores, including Apple, Adidas, Anthropologie, Burberry, Cartier, Givenchy, Gucci, H&M, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Microsoft, Sephora, Topshop Topman and Zara.
The expansion, which includes two stories of retail and a third containing a food hall, is impressive at almost any scale. It’s also the most design-driven part of the mall, with dramatic architecture, soaring ceilings, a towering art slide in the open-ended courtyard.
It also features a nine-story slide Designed by Belgian-born sculptor Carsten Höller. The slide looks like an insane, stainless steel monolith, which is probably boiling hot in the summer but perhaps an exhilarating ride in the winter. The wing is a whopping 315,000 square feet big.