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We are happy to share Vanke Daxing has won the best shopping centre – interior design – category at the 2018 Red Dot Design Awards.

Nicknamed ‘The Terrace,’ the shopping centre prioritizes good gathering space around the central atrium through a series of suspended indoor galleries and balconies. Having observed that urban activity in Beijing often takes place indoors, CLOU attempted to create an urban environment within the mall.

The interior architecture consciously blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Meeting places and walkways bring urban life skilfully into this shopping centre.

Statement by the jury

We hope the commercial space will be adopted as a sort of civic centre, for the reason that it offers a wider range of activities

Christian Taeubert, Director of CLOU

Topped with a shed-roofed skylight, the atrium is flooded with indirect natural light that provides outdoor daylighting conditions to the interior gathering spaces. Public furniture at street scale has been distributed around the atrium on multiple levels, allowing comfortable resting spaces for the customers.

Escalators and walkways weave these spaces into a pedestrian network that can lend their support to the developing public domain within Beijing’s Daxing district

Jan F. Clostermann, Director of CLOU.

The 20,000 sqm shopping mall is part of a mixed use development composed of a 124 meter tall office tower as well as a 63 meter tall serviced apartment tower.

About Red Dot Award: The 2018 Red Dot Award has received submissions form 59 countries which were judged by an international jury of recognized experts based on good design and innovation. The award ceremony will take place on the 9th of July at the Red Dot Design Museum located in the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen Germany; a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

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