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Client: Shanghai Haisheng Huansheng Real Estate Development Group Co., Ltd

Type:Design Competition

Site Area:41,862sqm

Retail GFA:116,000sqm

Program:Retail and amenities

Building height:44.5m

Scope of service:Concept Design for Competition

The concept of this project was inspired by the elements“Fabric and Water”. 

Water embodies Shanghai’s canal heritage, and the fabric industry which made this district of Shanghai famous and referenced in the flowing and sinuous lines of the retail experience. But the flowing lines are more than conceptual. They have extended valuable shop frontages (over 3km of uninterrupted retail frontage) and improves sightlines which in turn drives up the rental return within the retail asset. In order to improve the lighting and volume of the interior space, there are no dark corners and no shops that cannot be seen across or through the arcade. Despite then size of the floor plate, we have carefully hidden all fire and BOH provision in carefully thought about deeper space. In our design, we find a balance of conceptual sensibility and sensible, efficient design.