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Palace 66, Shenyang, China 
Friday 03 Sep 2010
 
Shopping heaven... 
 
H.G Esch 
 
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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates completes Shenyang's new Palace 66 complex 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently celebrated the grand opening of its most recent retail project, Palace 66. Designed by KPF, the Hang Lung Property by Hang Lung Properties Limited covers 1.2m sq ft, and lies in the heart of Shenyang’s vibrant commercial and cultural centre in the Shenhe District of Zhongjie Lu. Hang Lung Properties Limited is a longtime client of KPF.

The new Palace 66 complex operates as a modern interpretation of the city’s traditional merchant heritage. Inspired by the neighbouring Sixteenth Century Imperial Palace, the retail structure uses a choreographed series of glazed, deflected roofs to highlight the bustling interior activity while reflecting the city’s past.

The building’s skin, composed of glass and metal screens, opens up the interiors and connects it to the outside activity. Inside, the building features a grand atrium at the centre of the complex, providing a naturally lit public gathering space for a city dominated by long winter months. The atrium and roof structure become a glowing beacon against the Shenyang skyline at night.

Palace 66 is expected to receive LEED gold by the end of 2010. The building’s environmentally sustainable features include a photovoltaic power generating system, high-performance, low-emissivity glazing, ground source heat pumps and a grey water recycling system – all aimed to help the retail structure reduce annual electricity use by more than 20% and water consumption by more than 40%.

KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer said: “The completion of Palace 66 will bring tremendous vitality to the center of Shenyang. The building proves that modern architecture can effectively echo the themes of ancient tradition. The upward curves of the nested roofs seem to defy gravity, yet are reminiscent of the nearby Imperial Palace. The retail center is really an ‘anti-box’ – it features open corners, green terraces, and one of the world’s largest fields of operable solar louvers.”

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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
www.kpf.com

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