Xiamen Haicang Merchants Garden City
By : Jiang Wei、Guo Cheng、Yang Nujing、Han Mi、He Jiazhu、Mo Kaiqi
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 16th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Commercial Space / Commercial Space > 5,400 sq.ft. (> 500 sq.m.) : Bronze Certification
Xiamen Haicang Merchants Garden City is an important carrier for China Merchants Shekou to closely follow the cross-island development strategy of Xiamen, layout both sides of one bay, and consolidate the development of commercial, cultural, and tourism industries in Maluan Bay. The project is positioned to create a new commercial benchmark for Haicang and navigate the 24H vitality center of the Bay Area,positioning “urban ecology, emerging experience, family friendly shopping center”.
The interior design focuses on the theme of “Dancing in the Sea”, combining with the layout of the business format, a story about exploring the unique commercial style of the Gulf through four themed spaces under the leadership of “Blue Whale”.
The main atrium “fish leaping over the floating island” echoes the jumping of whales and the morphology of Xiamen Island, integrating into local culture to form a unique memory. The urban reception hall “Windward Paradise” combines architectural stairs and creates a dual space with the concept of urban public square, bringing a different experience. Children’s Zone “Whirlpool Dance”, follow the blue whale to dive into the whirlpool, enter the Children’s Fun Neverland Island, and embark on an adventure trip. Sports atrium “canyon treading”, and blue whales dive down to the deep-sea canyon, treading the waves to search for treasures.
Functional and Design Challenges
We believe that interior design aims to meet the needs of the project, and based on its business logic, from which style and layout are extracted.
The innovative design of Xiamen Haicang Merchants Garden City has seven distinctive spaces, including a sunken plaza, a Nanyang style market, a fish jumping floating island main atrium, a whirlpool dance children’s atrium, a canyon surfing sports atrium, an urban reception hall, and a roof garden. The roof aesthetic space includes a boundless swimming pool, locke basketball, and other popular online scenes.
In a super Mall about 180,000㎡, how to create a diversified functional scenario, not only achieving rational zoning of the entire functional planning to achieve efficient operation, but also meeting the consumption needs of different groups such as trendy youth, family consumption groups, and tourists, is a major challenge in the design process. Through the overall functional layout, the design team integrates trends and local cultural characteristics, humanized design, and emphasizes multiple dimensions such as spatial details. They hoped that the design will convey temperature, allowing everyone who visits to feel relaxed, joyful, and satisfied.
Technology and material innovation
Material innovation and technology application are a major design highlight of the project. Through the application of current popular elements and new technologies, personalized scene experience and visual creation can be achieved. Taking the urban reception hall as an example, the design use LED photoelectric glass, which randomly synchronizes the actions of a customer on the scene to the large screen and performs artistic performance, achieving a seamless transition between physical and virtual worlds, is known as “meta universe.”. This visual feast for creating an immersive feeling and the expression of technological elements have been implemented throughout the project.
In terms of green and environmental protection, the roof of the project building uses skylights and ceilings to attract natural light, meeting the demand for light sources in most spaces, thereby reducing the use of lamps, saving power consumption, and achieving the effect of energy conservation and carbon reduction.
Design and Social Value
The project design fully integrates the unique urban ecological and cultural core of Xiamen Sea Garden, such as “Nanyang Culture, Coastal Ecology, and Subtropical Scenery”, and creates a 24-hour vitality center of 180,000㎡, with the high allocation of resources enabled by the bay center location and high-energy TOD hub. Shouldering the important task of leading regional quality life and completing the core commercial puzzle of the Bay Area.
Xiamen Haicang Merchants Garden City, a one-stop commercial complex for families to eat, drink and play with TESCO Group, conveys the concept of a joyful life by building a new consumption scene that is borderless and timeless.