Baltimore firm, Development Design Group, to design China’s largest mall
Development Design Group (DDG) based in Baltimore has been awarded the commission to plan and design the retail centerpiece of the Tianjin City Culture Center Development. Located 20 minutes outside of Beijing’s central business district, the project represents the vision of developer Tianjin Lecheng Real Estate Co., Ltd. DDG’s contribution to the project, the 4 million sq ft seven level retail component, will be part of an overall 9 million sq ft commercial and cultural destination in Tianjin City, China.
In addition to the retail focal point, which will become the single largest shopping building in China, the larger Culture Center Development also features a Grand Theatre and Opera House, Art Museum, Grand Library, Youth Education Museum and a Museum of Natural History. A connection to four city subway lines runs beneath the site and a recently completed high-speed connection direct to downtown Beijing will facilitate access for the city’s 22 million residents.