The Heart of Yiwu (Shopping Mall) by Aedas
2017 - 2018, Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winner
Inspiration
The form is inspired by the Chinese symbol for river ‘Chuan川’. The river has brought wealth, trade and culture, the design aims to bring these elements to the city and people of Yiwu. The introduction of the stone brick wall along Beimen Street evokes the people’s memories of the old city wall and provides a cultural exhibition center located at the top of the building with a variety of public and commercial spaces to express the rich culture and history of Yiwu.
Creativity
Sited on a plot designated for retail and commercial, the heart of Yiwu, an ‘urban Living’ Plaza will combine a large-scale retail, dining and entrainment facilities in to one urban complex. Given its unique location and size, it posed a challenge to bring people from ground to the rooftop for enlivening the retail stories above. In order to achieve this, the design has introduced an external 24 hours circulation route connecting from ground floor plaza to 5th level.
Design Challenges
In order to adopt the complex site property which is 300m span with a level difference of 8m. The design takes advantage of the level difference by introducing stepped landscaping and entrances. The high plot ratio and commercial aspirations of the client required 7 floors of retail area. The design has introduced an external 24 hours circulation route connecting from ground floor plaza to 5th level to bring people from ground to the rooftop for enlivening the retail stories.
Production Technology
The main shell of the development was covered by aluminum panels with double-glazing glass. Some parts of the façade were also decorated by stone. The feature of the materials we use want to show a visual recall of the old city wall of Yiwu. To minimize pollution and energy consumption induced by the long distance transportation of materials, regionally manufactured construction materials have been widely used in this project. Concrete and stone are extracted and processed nearby Yiwu.
       
     
©2001-2018 DesignMag, All Rights Reserved. The Designs featured in these pages belongs to their respective owners, Design Magazine has been granted right to use the images.
Do you want to get featured in these pages? Join A' Design Award and Competition, your winning designs will appear in thousands of pages not just this one!.
We Also suggest you to check: DesignAmid Magazine. DesignAmid is an international design magazine about design, lifestyle, arts and occasionally design research.