tvsdesign, celebrates the opening of Galaxy Mall, the retail portion of the Tianjin’s prestigious new Cultural Center District, which opened in October of 2012. With 360,000 square meters of total building area, Galaxy Mall ranks among the top five largest retail complexes in China, and is more than 80 percent leased.
Awarded the project upon winning an government sponsored international design competition in 2009, our team conceived of a commercial complex located on the northern edge of the cultural district arranged around a large central lake. The complex opens out to the cultural activities and pedestrian flow of the grand promenade linking the grand Theater and Opera House to the east and the museums, art gallery and library to the south. The central lake extends into the retail site as the water feature flows down a dramatic waterfall and into the below grade retail.Galaxy Mall in Tianjin Le Yuan Commercial Complex was designed by tvsdesign and TADI (Tianjin, China). The built project completely expresses the original design intention of the master planning, perfectly blended into the whole atmosphere of the cultural center, expresses the strong capability of the design team to handle super commercial complex architectural design.
“We had the opportunity and the responsibility to create a retail project that would be seen and experienced as an integral piece of the city’s new cultural landmark,“ said tvsdesign Principal, Mark Carter. “It demanded a combination of a respectful, sophisticated architecture and a dynamic shopping experience“.