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tvsdesign celebrates the opening of the Fifth Largest Retail center in China

Tianjin: The economic center in north China

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The huge economic growth and opportunity is greatly promoting the development of the city. These new communities desire a delicate culture which let the mind, body and spirit be satisfied and balanced.

The design concept for the Galaxy Mall in Tianjin Cultural Complex is derived from people’s yearning for this harmonious life. For the tvsdesign team, this meant to create a living environment which can harmoniously combine nature, culture, fashion, entertainment and social interaction.

The commercial 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. Connected with natural landscape, the uniqueness of commercial complex is born. It is part of the natural landscape, and also expresses the landscape itself. The central lake extends into the retail site as the water feature flows down a dramatic waterfall and into the below grade retail.

The retail center features five floors rising to a height of 30 meters above ground and a single below grade level linked to the adjacent subway terminals and underground parking. The interior architects created a design concept organized around four distinctly unique shopping experiences with the Sun, Moon, Star and Earth Courts, tvsdesign conceived of a unique feature in each court with shopping and dining opportunities.

Arranged along a gentle arc, the complex’s focal point is a crystalline building of feature restaurants. This faceted glass building is the sculptural icon of the Commercial Complex, creating a complementary building edge for the buildings across the lake while maintaining the visual prominence and importance of the Opera House.

“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“.

Galaxy international commercial complex is 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 the architectural design concept for this unique commerical complex.

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