Undulating lines and lustrous materials evoke notions and emotions of local waterscapes in Jinan’s sophisticated Fosun IFC mall.
Retail in Flux
With its multitude of rivers and hot springs, Jinan is a city determined by the movement of water. The new IFC mall in the CBD core, conceptualised as a high quality, innovative boutique retail experience predominantly serving a business clientele, takes up the notion and emotion of flowing and rippling water, and translates it into shapes, materials and moods.
Two interconnected atria weave along the longitudinal mall space in elegant curves. Alongside their undulating outline, linear landscape islands and seating areas create a relaxed atmosphere for socialising, blurring the boundary between tenanted and public spaces. Vertical spandrel patterns echo the elegance of willows hovering above running water.
Three-dimensional skylights trail across the entire length of the ceiling, their concentric white blades referencing the concentrated energy of water rushing from a spring. Soft natural light spreads across all floors, merging with the warm but lustrous colour palette of whites, greys, beige, and mirrored silver in a sparkling visual effect.