Located in the heart of Shenzhen’s HouHai district, Shenzhen Bay MixC is an 80,000sqm high end contemporary lifestyle-oriented retail, dining, entertainment destination that blends an urban context with art, landscape and cultural elements.
The architectural concept of ‘land and floating islands’ takes inspiration from the symbolic coastal mangrove forest of Shenzhen to create an inviting and lively environment. The overall design objective was to create a sense of combined luxury between a blended interior and exterior. On the exterior, the extensive use of various stone materials across the building’s façade is accented with occasional bulged cut stones, bringing to life a striking design across the light-beige coloured sandstone. On the interior, the design language extends with a strategic ‘opening-up’ of relevant parts of the building to create a direct connection to the exterior environment accentuated by granite stone column cladding at every corner.
Glass boxes, open balconies with setbacks and semi-covered verandah blended with soft green landscaped elements create a harmonious natural feeling, while a network of car-free pedestrian and cycle routes that weave through the development encourages a low-carbon community and enables further interconnectivity among visitors.
Co-launched with the mixed-use development was the IMAX cinema at MixC Shenzhen Bay. Project lead by Lead8, the latest addition to China Resources Land’s cinema chain features a distinctive fresh and luxurious design concept that exudes a bright and modern feel.
MixC Shenzhen Bay establishes an experience-led, vibrant community and is a premier, luxury urban destination where browsing, meeting and urban living co-exist.
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