Buchan was appointed to design a contemporary facelift – façade, interiors and graphics for the concept design through to construction site services – for the seven-storey retail component of an integrated mixed-use development in Wuhan, as the city rapidly evolves into a Future City.
The design for the development reflects the unique cultural catchment and captures the essence of the region’s past whilst responding to evolving retail trends of the future. The interior design concept for the mall expresses this dynamic through restrained organic patterns crowned by splashes of vibrant colour and dappled light effects. The prominent podium façade creates a striking street-edge to the integrated office and residential mixed-use precinct, and adds an impressive addition to the quality development portfolio of Buchan and CapitaMalls Asia.
The centre’s planning was engineered to ensure the mall also performs a civic function as an urban meeting place for the local community. This informs the predominance of formal and informal food and entertainment spaces in the planning and tenancy mix, to better integrate retail, restaurants, leisure and entertainment and social contact.