HUA2 / Huaxi Commercial Centre

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.