Stuffy american shopping mall or chinese open air market?
The big-boxy shopping mall is a detriment to society, large interior spaces with no relationship to their contexts, endless car parks and located miles away from the city. Everything that this is of a “natural” master plan is not what it appears to be.
The Chinese culture and habits facilitates a series of open air markets and shopping centres which promote the Chinese lifestyle of being outdoors. We want to explore this as a thematic for the guiyang’s shopping centre: to orchestrate an exterior and contextual habitat as well as a large scale shopping mall.
|Size||11.000 m2||Client||MAD||Status||Settled 2008|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Andrew Griffin, Francisco Villeda||Project Team|