Nanjing Zhongye MCC World
Nanjing, China

Reinventing the city’s historic industrial quarter

Service

Masterplanning, Urban Design and Landscape Design, Architecture and Buildings, Experiential Design, Interior Design and Wayfinding

Sector

Masterplanning, Mixed-use, Retail + Leisure

Size

150,000m2

Challenge

Situated along the riverfront in Nanjing, this former cold storage warehouse built in 1915 is being transformed into unique commercial destination. Blending past with present, our client wanted to evoke the memory of the area’s industrial heritage through a new mixed-use, retail and cultural experience for the community. Careful placement of the additional new buildings was crucial to preserve the local views of the historical structures.

Solution

Retaining the original form of historical buildings, the new modern blocks form a cultural plaza. A refined architectural expression on the outer street side elevations is offset with more playful modern cube inserts. Continually referencing the historical and cultural elements, as well as the unique riverside location, MCC World will create a new revitalised district for the city.

Result

Expected to open Q1 2019.

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