– Retail Store Design Competition in Post-Pandemic Times
The idea of shopping emerged and went through many stages of development
From boutique shopping to aisle to department stores, from shopping to aisle to retail, there has been a continual evolution of the idea.
At the same time the idea of subscription boxes appeared, then the emergence of quality packaging and the conscious consumer, and the shopping culture changed.
However, the physical transaction that takes place between the consumer and the seller has remained constant as they share in exchanges but in different types of spaces.
Now that the world of e-commerce has emerged and in light of the spread of the “COVID-19” epidemic, where gatherings can lead to dire consequences, the traditional form of commerce is under threat.
The epidemic has shown that the traditional form of trade cannot prevent problems that are likely to spread through physical contact.
During the retail shopping process, consumers have to touch different surfaces and objects and talk to different people.
All of this may lead to contagion, and the uncertainty and lack of spatial flexibility in the retail experience have resulted in a decrease in the number of consumers.
The existence of the online market leads to further disruption in shopping,
especially with around 44% of urban residents choosing to take advantage of online services even after restrictions are removed.
The continuing epidemic has shown how traditional spaces can be dispensed with,
and although consumer satisfaction remains a priority, there is an ongoing need to develop their architecture.
The design system should be open to further updates and improvements.
For a long time, retail stores have played an important role in shaping public spaces as well as in defining a particular neighborhood and its people.
Once in the digital world, the popularity of online shopping services shifted transactions from physical retail stores to the Internet.
Now that the epidemic has spread, store engineering is raising more questions.
It is a retail store design that redefines the traditional market prototype in today’s changing times.
The store’s architectural concept restores lost buying rituals, improves deficiencies in the trade process now,
and also restores the buyer’s lost human senses,
provides the ability to sense all the properties of the commodity, and coherently includes possible solutions.
Registration From Around The World
On July 12, 2021
Submit your designs
On July 13, 2021
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