21 February 2022

Love is all around us at Hyde Park Corner… even on the walls!

Submitted by MyPressportal Team
Love is all around us at Hyde Park Corner… even on the walls!

It’s February and of course that means Hyde Park Corner is the perfect place to get loved up – we’ve even encouraged shoppers to paint on the walls because #ThisIsLoveAtHPC

The writing is on the wall… literally!

Love. It means many different things to us all. It doesn’t only have to be about romance. All kinds of love are being celebrated at Hyde Park Corner this February and they are on display on the Wall of Love as part of Hyprop Investments (Hyprop) nationwide campaign across its eight shopping centres called: ‘This is Love’, in partnership with PNA.

With creating a tangible depiction of love, Mignon Rochato, a Cape-Town based creative artist worked with Hyprop on this project: “In a world that can sometimes be devoid of colour, ‘This is Love’ was a wonderful creative outlet for me to add some colour to people’s lives.”

The 6 kinds of positive love depicted in the mural encompass:

Eros – romantic and passionate

Storge – familial love, natural affection

Philia – platonic, friendship

Agape – divine love – a meeting of the souls

Xenia – hospitality/guest love

Philautic – self-love

Mignon’s creation was adapted into a paint-by-numbers format and transformed into a mural which has been installed at a number of Hyprop shopping centres around South Africa including Hyde Park Corner where they were filled in by anyone who felt compelled to contribute by making their mark creatively. The result is eight vibrant and larger than life each bringing a splash of creativity and colour to the lives of all those who experience them visually.

That was just the first phase of Hyde Park Corners unique ‘This is Love’ masterpiece. Visitors to Hyde Park Corner are encouraged to continue spreading the love until the end of February by taking a photo of themselves at the mural - or just of the mural itself – and posting it along with their love story to Hyde Park Corner’s Instagram page (@hpchydeparkcorner) using the hashtag #ThisIsLoveMural. We’d love to hear your love stories!

The ‘This is Love’ campaign is our way of uniting South Africans with love and the murals can be a lasting reminder of just how brilliant an act of love can be. This is one campaign, that all South Africans should be a part of – not just for February, but for life.

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ABOUT HYDE PARK CORNER: The hallmark of a Hyde Park Corner shopping experience is the desire to repeat it!

Hyde Park Corner is the epitome of ‘fifty and fabulous’. Since 1969, when it opened as the first fully enclosed decentralized shopping centre in South Africa, this benchmark of South African retail has remained current, relevant, and diverse. Constant re-invention through a series of considered updates both in terms of tenant offering and aesthetics, has been key in consistently offering our customers the benchmark which is synonymous with the Hyde Park Corner retail experience.

Our mall’s trademark offering for discerning shoppers combines a choice of innovative brands intermingled with convenience and a refreshingly authentic flair. Hyde Park Corner’s light and spacious centre in a prime Johannesburg location is home to hundreds of international brands within 110 iconic bespoke retail stores. And because shopping and dining are synonymous with a satisfying shopping experience, six alluring restaurants cater to a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from fine dining to meze on the move.

Hyde Park Corner is the place where creativity and comfort magically connect… a place where shopping for art, antiques, superb fashion, unique homewares, or quirky craftsmanship, is a reality. The Cortina Fashion Court bears testimony to our flair for securing a distinguished blend of international iconic fashion brands and blending them perfectly with the very best in Proudly South African brands. The centre also provides a wide range of medical, dental and health professionals, high-tech banks, cinemas, travel agencies and other services – our offering follows a holistic approach to shopping.

Whether you are popping in on the way home from work for a quick bite or making a day of it with friends, the centre’s timeless elegance remains a huge draw card for local and international visitors.