A newly completed project designed by DLN is the Xuhui ASE Mall in Shanghai. Located at the south of Xujiahui shopping and tourist area in Shanghai and conveniently connected to Caobao Road metro station, the 130,000 square meters of floor space brings together apparel, specialty restaurants, entertainment, digital electronics, children, sports, lifestyle stores and other retails.
Xuhui ASE Mall is a socially oriented shopping complex with a focus on entertainment and food and beverage business. The architectural design enhances the flow of people from underground to commercial space with a smooth vertical traffic system. The project building is divided into two organic units, with terraces provided for food and beverage venues. The traditional concept of atrium is replaced by the walking street and piazza in between the units.
Overall, the site is covered by a gigantic operable canopy, which enables the building to become a universal gathering spot by reducing the impact of weather on the open space, and providing visitors a pleasant shopping environment. The contemporary design blends perfectly with the cosmopolitan environment and brings energy to the vibrant shopping complex.
Henry Lau, Deputy Managing Director of DLN said: "The design concept, in line with the theme of the Xuhui ASE Mall, is to create a lively atmosphere for social gatherings, shopping and entertainment. The introduction of neon sign features for the first time instantly creates a bustling city atmosphere similar to the vibrant Hong Kong. Xuhui ASE Mall is set to become a new social and entertainment hub in the vicinity."
Project name: ASE Mall
Location: Xuhui, Shanghai
Site area: 25,345 sq m
GFA: 131,565 sq m
Developer: ASE Group
Completion date: December 2017
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