Project: Nanjing MixC
Location: Nanjing, China
Award: Retail & Consumer Design Interiors: Retail Chains, Department Stores, Shopping Centres Large & Small, Silver, 2023
Design Practice: Woods Bagot
Client: CR Land
Shopping centre Nanjing MixC incorporates the cultural character of the area in which it is situated with a modern design approach. The focal point of the shopping centre is Yunzhang Gongsuo, a historic conservation building built in 1895 for the Yunjin Weaving Association. This has been preserved as part of the project, and is distinctively surrounded by three of the shopping centre buildings, emphasising the collision and fusion of historic architecture with a modern lifestyle. The heritage building’s charming architecture is complemented by outdoor seating and landscaping.
The Yunjin weaving process has been included in the shopping centre design with a grand atrium inspired by the traditional Champagne filigree element. Ceilings of small atriums and aisles accentuate circulation paths and skilfully connect the whole shopping area. The stylish brand area’s design adheres to the Yunjin theme and includes interactive LED displays to heighten the mood. The food hall’s design combines harvest-themed features with neutral hues such as champagne gold stripes and wood grain materials.
Photo credit: CreatAR
Woods Bagot Retail Design Team