Archinect - News 2014-11-24T11:26:59-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/8635464/a-pompidou-style-mall-with-a-stunning-view A Pompidou-style mall with a stunning view Nam Henderson 2011-06-03T14:12:13-04:00 >2011-06-07T12:15:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd8u6b50db2lhmlz.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It might have been easier to completely rebuild it," Rogers tells me. "It was a very weak structure with very thin walls. We had to shore the facade, then almost completely rebuild it inside. But the thing they insisted on, and I think they were proven right, was keeping the circular form, the historic form. It's not just a building &ndash; it's a piece of Barcelona."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Steve Rose reviews Las Arenas, Barcelona's former bullring and its newest shopping mall completed in March by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. He finds that the people of Barcelona are now flocking back to this once cherished second bullring.</p>