A new mall is literally popping up in Shoreditch, South London, in a world-first for mall construction.
The BOXPARK mall constructed from shipping containers will be the new home to 60 fashion, art and lifestyle brands.
The innovative design by Roger Wade is a cost-effective and environmental building method and means that these malls can literally pop up anywhere.
Wade says the beauty of the concept is that the malls can be easily moved or stored until a suitable location is found.
As commenter Glen pointed out, Christchurch has its own version - but there's contention over the origin of the idea. Wade is threatening legal action, saying a Christchurch City Mall board member visited London earlier this year to discuss a potential Boxpark joint venture.
Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription, an Idealog t-shirt and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).