Benoy, the international firm or Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is the Interior Designer behind the first shopping mall for developer China Vanke Co Ltd. Vanke Plaza has been welcomed in Beijing’s northwest district of Changping, home to the famous Ming Dynasty Tombs, and is celebrating its grand opening this year.
The design concept has also allowed the retailers to be the focal point of the interiors with a neutral colour palette and curved approach to the retail arcades. To solve the issue of connectivity, the 140,000m2 retail and leisure development utilises a central arc channel to connect the two main entrances at either end of the mall.
As an addition to Vanke Dream Town, Vanke Plaza complements the range of facilities in the Changping district, providing a vital retail centre for the local community and the regular flow of tourists to the district. On the first day of opening the development attracted more than 140,000 visitors.