| Elkus/Manfredi Architects
530 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Size: 300,000 sq. ft.
Category: New Centers
Firm: Elkus/Manfredi Architects
The World of Disney store anchors a zone inspired by the Arts and Crafts architecture of southern California. Another zone defined by the Art Deco architecture of Los Angeles is animated with two-story restaurants with second-floor exterior terraces. Center Plaza is the hot entertainment zone of Downtown Disney, with freestanding food and entertainment venues that all offer nightly live music. Finally, the West End connects to the hotel precinct and parking. The 16-screen AMC Cinema, ESPN Zone and Rainforest Cafe anchor this zone.
Underlying and connecting these four zones is a continuous landscape story of vines embossed in the paving, leaf-shaped planters for trees and flowers, and a water story of continuous fountains that stretch the length of Downtown Disney.