Since 2010, the two practices have collaborated on projects in Chile.
The move is part of Broadway Malyan’s strategy to grow its business across the Latin America region, which is seeing it drawing on the cultural and language connections shared by its teams based in Madrid, Lisbon and São Paulo.
The practice opened its office in Brazil in 2011 and as part of its international growth strategy it has since opened bases in Istanbul, Mumbai and Baku.
Antonio Prado Arquitectura Comercial has a focus on the the Chilean retail sector, with completed and current projects across the country, and a client portfolio of retail developers and operators.
The team in Chile will be headed by Broadway Malyan director Jorge Ponce Dawson, who will continue to lead the practice’s Madrid-based team in Spain, while Antonio Prado will become director of architecture and lead the local team.
Jorge Ponce Dawson said: “Antonio Prado Arquitectura has a strong reputation in the national and regional retail sector, an impressive project portfolio and enviable client base. Our objective is to ensure that our combined team of world-class design experts is the partner of choice for current and new clients in Chile and Spanish-speaking Latin America, as well as the wider region, across a wide range of sectors including masterplanning and mixed use.”
Chile’s economy has recently been boosted by a surge in investment, with the country’s GDP rising 4.1% from last year.
Broadway Malyan’s projects in Chile include the concept and schematic design for Portal Bio-Bio, a 70,000m2 GLA commercial centre for Cencosud. With the acquisition of Antonio Prado Arquitectura Commercial, the practice’s client portfolio will be expanded with the addition of Ripley, one of Chile’s largest department store operators, Banca Ripley, GES Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Movistar and Forever 21.