An Urban Super Wall Retail Destination by IO

Urban Super Wall Retail

Urban Super Wall RetailZhuhai will host one of the world’s largest retail developments when built by late 2014. IO has recently won this major design and architecture commission.
Urban Super Wall RetailThe mixed use development in Zhuhai, China contains 360,000 sqm leasable retail space together with commercial, hotel serviced apartment and residential accommodation totaling 510,000 sqm of accommodation.
Urban Super Wall RetailShoring of the site is already complete and the piling of the development has commenced in early 2012.
Urban Super Wall RetailThe site of the development is unique in this important growing city, as it is the meeting point between the grid of the city and the natural topography of the surrounding hill range.
Urban Super Wall RetailIO created a dynamic “urban super wall” approach, which helps to define the site edge with the urban grid. The super wall is made of series of giant, stacked stone, steel and LED blocks that are stacked to open and cantilever out across the street.
Urban Super Wall Retail‘’We have immensely enjoyed working with this incredibly innovative client who has moved his thinking from the standard ‘black box’ retail model, and has instead challenged us to create a series of rich and diverse retail and entertainment environments, with significant external civic and public space being gifted back to the community.
Urban Super Wall RetailThis philanthropic gesture from the Summer Group together with close interactive nature of the design process, has resulted in a remarkable development, which will undoubtedly become one of the major destinations in Southern China.” Says 10’s Design Partner, Gordon Affleck. Source by IO.
Urban Super Wall RetailLocation: Zhuhai, China
Architect: IO
GFA: 510,000 sqm
Site area: 170,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Client: Summer Industry Group
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