ALARA which means “wondrous performer” in Yoruba is the creation of Nigerian Business woman Reni Folawiyo. The flagship concept store which features inspirational objects of African origin alongside international design, was designed by global practice Adjaye Associates. It features a peculiar exhibition-style retail space, a restaurant and terrace lounge, and an art gallery. Its a very contemporary structure that plays well with geometry and lines (most notably in its approach facade) restrained to the rectilinear form. The Red and Grey colour palette also makes for an eye catching building that is sure to turn heads and park cars at ALARA’s Victoria Island address.