This retail and residential development serves as an important hub for Huafa Group’s landmark Huafa New Town community in the south China city of Zhuhai.
Situated along a major transportation interchange, the development provides a central and vibrant live-play environment for this modern, fast-growing metropolis.
On the west end of the development, a 645,000-sq.-ft. shopping mall includes a theater, supermarket and department store. A 270,000-sq.-ft. health and wellness center anchors the site’s eastern edge. A large promenade spans the area between, weaving together anchor stores, greenery and waterfront.
Two 30-story apartment towers located along the development’s northwest border offer spectacular garden views and connect to shopping and amenities. Retail spaces share fluid massing silhouettes, pedestrian bridges, indoor-outdoor transition spaces and seamless circulation routes.
The marquee feature, a 1,115-foot-long street canopy made up of a steel frame and lightweight ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) membrane, hovers 65 feet above ground. Deriving its fluid, organic form from patterns found in nature, the canopy’s web creates a sculptural and light-capturing focal point while shielding shoppers from the elements.
Zhuhai Huafa Architectural Design Consulting Co. served as the local partner for the project.