mega888 Shenwan Yunhui Mall - Loop Architects

Shenwan Yunhui Mall

Competition : 2015
Function : Retail Mall
GFA : 89,761 sqm
Client : Shenzhen Vanke Real Estate Company Co., Ltd.

The Shenwan Yunhui project is located in the new Hongshuwan area of Shenzhen; a site for a new CBD located at the north shore of Shenzhen Bay, connecting Nanshan and Futian districts of Shenzhen.
The working title of the project is ‘Cloud City’, a title that invokes images of constellations of clouds in the sky forming one large interactive network in the atmosphere, ever moving and changing, yet each cloud having its own individual character and expression in shape, form and colour. The design picks up on the idea of ‘Cloud City’ as a cubic expression of an abstract cloud in the sky. The geometric motif of cube clouds is suggested to become the main Leitmotif that is expressed throughout the project in its architecture and in particular in the interior design part of the retail mall.

The mall consists of two parts, a 12h cycle mall and a 24h cycle underground retail connection linking the three subway lines (2&9&11). The design layout suggests a ‘trinity’ of void spaces to become event plazas catering for festivities (Chinese new year, Christmas sales etc.) as well as give space for special promotions or sales. The three zones are themed according to the location and programing within the retail areas, i.e. family atrium, business atrium & lifestyle atrium.