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DDG Wins Eskinoz Valley Design Competition

We are proud to announce that our master plan design for the 171-hectare Eskinoz Valley Recreation Park in Bahçeşehir, Istanbul, Turkey has won an international design competition. Selected from among a slate of international firms, our design employs creative solutions, site sensitive planning and sustainable strategies for a challenging 4.8 kilometer linear site along an... Read More

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Fontanar Centro Comercial Grand Opening

Senior Project Designer and Principal, George Black, attended the recent Grand Opening of Fontanar Centro Comercial in Chia, Colombia, a suburb city to Bogotá. On 14 October 2015, the scheduled events held concurrently throughout the mall gave proof that the grand spaces we designed were well situated within the retail plan and were ideal for hosting... Read More

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DDG Names Tony Van Vliet as President + CEO

The managing partners and Board of DDG have proudly named Tony Van Vliet as President and CEO of our award-winning international design firm. With 27 years of tenure at DDG, Tony possesses a rare blend of creative work in all DDG markets combined with true operational acumen. Recognizing circumstances have been unfortunate with the sudden... Read More

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Construction Update from Turkey – Anatolium Marmara

Construction is underway on Anatolium Marmara, DDG’s latest project in Turkey. Anatolium Marmara is situated in the heart of Istanbul east of the Bosphorus strait on the Asian side of Turkey. It is a mixed-use project combining office, retail, dining and lifestyle situated above Istanbul’s newest subway line and accessible linkage to the upcoming third... Read More

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Suzhou Dushuhu Retail District is Now Open

While construction is still underway on portions of its residential community, we are thrilled to see the retail district of Suzhou Dushuhu has just been completed and is now open for business. Suzhou Dushuhu is the centerpiece of a master-planned green city located adjacent to Dushuhu Lake, about an hour’s drive outside of Shanghai, China.... Read More

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DDG on Big Idea Design @ Epicca 2015

DDG’s own Gabriel Romero will be a featured speaker at Epicca 2015, the 12th conference of meeting industry professionals in shopping centers and malls of America. Representatives from more than 200 malls are expected to be on hand for Epicca, which will be held July 15-17 in Baru, Colombia. Gabe, a Principal at DDG, will... Read More

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Construction Update from Turkey – Bahçeşehirpark

Construction has started on DDG’s latest project in Turkey, Bahçeşehirpark. Characterized by its high visibility, ease of regional access, and strategic gateway location into nearby luxury residential neighborhoods, the mixed-use project will include three residential towers, a shopping mall, and a lifestyle center. DDG’s concept design for Bahçeşehirpark will create five distinct zones and experiences:... Read More

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Construction Update from Jakarta – Metropolitan Mall Cileungsi

Construction is underway on Metropolitan Mall Cileungsi, a new shopping destination in Cileungsi Bogor, southeast of Jakarta, for which DDG is providing master planning, architecture, and environmental graphics and signage. Scheduled to open early next year, the hybrid three-level indoor mall and two-level outdoor mall will provide a modern lifestyle center with a resort ambiance.... Read More

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groundbreaking ceremony for the Corners of Brookfield

Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Corners of Brookfield!

The official groundbreaking ceremony for one of our U.S. projects, The Corners of Brookfield, took place earlier this month. In addition to architectural and planning services, DDG is providing identity and environmental graphics services for the development, which will become a true regional mixed-use destination featuring 400,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurant, and entertainment... Read More

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Akasya wins 2015 ICSC European Shopping Centre Award!

We are extremely proud to announce that Akasya – an iconic mixed-use development in Istanbul, Turkey, designed by DDG – has earned the First Place Design Award for New Developments at the 2015 ICSC-European Design & Development Awards Program. In making the award, the ICSC jury noted, “With recreational, performance, and exhibition areas and a... Read More

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