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As part of an exciting partnership between Westfield and Stella Artois –
our company brought an amazing art installation to the Oculus at Westfield
World Trade Center in New York on the occasion of “World Water Day”
March 22, 2017.
For the event, visitors were able to experience Stella Artois’ exhibit entitled
“The Water Clouds by Stella Artois”, which visualises the brand’s ongoing
commitment to help end the global water crisis. The one-of-a-kind interactive
piece of art encouraged visitors to join the cause by buying a Limited-
Edition Stella Artois Chalice. For every Chalice sold, Stella Artois pledged
to help Water.org provide five years of clean water for one person in the
developing world.
In October 2017, Westfield had the opportunity to bring world-class art to the
public at our Horton Plaza Park venue in downtown San Diego as part of the
highly influential Without Walls Festival. In partnership with the acclaimed La
Jolla Playhouse, this signature event broke down barriers of traditional theatre,
offering immersive and site-inspired works that venture beyond the physical
confines of the Playhouse’s own facilities. For the exhibition at Horton Plaza
Park, attended by more than 4,000 visitors, we showcased the Festival’s
most visible and large-scale experiential public installation – called Model
Home – which featured a large construction crane hoisting a brightly coloured,
archetypal house high into the air.
While Westfield Corporation’s primary business is to create and operate
flagship retail destinations in the world’s leading cities, we have in recent
years been exploring residential rental opportunities on land we own adjacent
to our centres.
Our residential infrastructure is designed to enhance and grow the local
communities surrounding our centres and provide them with a sustainable
local community which incorporates workplaces, housing, dining, shopping,
entertainment and leisure destinations in a sustainable and community
friendly environment.
In the US, construction has begun on the residential site of the 300 apartment
project at Westfield UTC in San Diego. In the UK, pre-development is
progressing well for the 1,200 apartment project expected to commence in
2018 at Westfield Stratford City.
Horton Plaza Park
Without Walls Festival