Next Age Shopping CenterShanghai
Design Achievement - Next Age Shopping Center is one of earliest high end malls in Shanghai with a history of more than 20 years, and keeps a Guinness World Record of attracting more than a million shoppers on its opening day. DLR Group’s design offers facade update options that will integrate the owner’s logo and brand presence into the visual impact of the mall. The mall comprises a 21-level tower and a 10-level retail podium. The exterior renovation transforms the 80s shopping mall into a 21st century entertainment/retail destination. The design revitalizes the mall entrance by opening storefronts behind the arches, adding escalators to enhance the inter-level connections, and adding light features. The use of contemporary LED panels, lighting, signage, and enhanced landscape/hardscape provide a new identity to the mall, enhances the shopping experience, and extends the value of the owner’s investment.
Scope Summary - The scope of this project was a facade study. The team had the goal of regenerating the facade with respect to existing building conditions. The implementation of new technology such as LED screens, a new cladding system, and digital lighting control offers the client flexibility. The interactive technologies include interchangeable large format screens on which seasonal themes can be applied. DLR Group provided architecture services.