CASE STUDY FASHION ISLAND

Fashion Island is a lifestyle and retail center located in Newport Beach, California. Built in 1967, the center is rooted in the ideas of a historic Italian city, and the detail of many of the buildings provide the “bones” of the transition into a luxury retail destination. BCV and The Irvine Company have developed design ideals for the evolution of Fashion Island from the artistic principles that arose during the Renaissance, in particular the ideals of perfection, order and harmony. These principles create a continuum of the luxury experience at The Irvine Company’s Resort at Pelican Hill, one that seeks to create an ethos of “relaxed formalism” in the retail environment.

HISTORY - SITE DEVELOPMENT

PEREIRA PLAN - REALIZED 1960

JERDE VISION

JERDE PLAN - REALIZED 1989

2008 PLAN

PROPOSED PLAN 2010

BCV recognized that Fashion Island has elements that already suggest a sense of elegance and place-making unrivaled anywhere in Southern California. The proposed design maintains much of the existing organization of buildings and exterior spaces, but seeks to reinvent their detail, scale and proportions so that the facades are more classical in their construct.

Further, the intention is that the facades are not mere decorations, but are extensions of the structure within, so larger buildings can properly contain the retail tenant program.

RENDERINGS

FASHION ISLAND TODAY