Burgeoning development promises new retail hub
By extending an existing canal system, the Yinzhou Fantasy Island Master Plan, developed by DeStefano and Partners will create a new retail hub in the heart of Ningbo, China. Unique to the Ningbo region with its pedestrian friendly boulevards and proximity to mass transit systems, the development will feature entertainment, retail and cultural venues supported by mixed-use neighborhoods to the North, East and West. A mixed-use mall for family shopping, entertainment and recreation is at the heart of Fantasy Island.
The plan also introduces a dynamic shopping concept of Eight International Shopping Streets inspired by the world’s most prominent retail avenues. Infinity Tower, a 200 meter tall landmark, will house a five star hotel and luxury service apartments to accommodate the island’s temporary guests. On the Chenpodu District Performing Arts Island a Cultural Center with exhibition, art gallery, theater and library space is surrounded by expanses of open public space for outdoor gatherings, festivals and celebrations. The Fantasy Island proposal aims to achieve a hybridization of cultural space and ecological functionality by systematically integrating the canals, wetlands and parks.
The Yinzhou Fantasy Island Master Plan will serve as a commercial hub for both the Ningbo region and the Chenpodu Planning District.