Place Vendôme

European neo-classical retail architecture for the Middle East

As the interior designs were not yet complete, Squint/Opera was given the task of designing the spaces for this mall inspired by shopping trips taken by Qataris to some of Europe's most beautiful city quarters. The project is named after Place Vendome but the inspirations come from the Champs Elysees, the Palace of Versaille, Rome, London, Vienna and beyond. All of these influences were brought together into a new style that could be described as posh, eclectic, European neo-classical retail architecture for the middle eastern market.

To provide a showcase for this mixed-use scheme we created a marketing suite, film and more than a dozen CG stills to show how it will look when completed in 2017.


1-5 Vyner Street

London, E2 9DG

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7978 7788 


De la Bere House

Bayshill Road


GL50 3AW

T: +44 1242 515320

New York

273 Grand Street

Unit 3 West

New York

NY 10002

T: +1 646 850 4489


Office 1105

Marina Plaza Building 

P.O.Box: 26917

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 43 392 755

T: +971 56 282 0770