This project is Wuhan Haining Leather City Shopping Mall (Galaxy project PHASEⅠ), located in the most central location of Wuhan at the
junction between Longyang Road and Sixing road. The Mall is also located in the well known intersection between “Wang jia wan commercial
circle” and “Dunkou business circle”, at its West side is Wanda Plaza and to the East situates Wal-Mart store. Haining Leather City Shopping
Mall consists a gross building area of 211580 sqm.
The site is completely surrounded by the main roads that providing convenient transportation. Because Longyang Road and Sixing avenue are the municipal roads with heavy traffic flow-rate, therefore the main entrance points are arranged on the East side of Sixing Avenue and North side of Longyang road. This arrangement allows maximum flow of the traffic to the site.
The design of distinct building massing, retail-oriented function zoning and well-organized circulation are the main features of this project. The project is considered as an important business hub and In the long term it will offer high level of functionality and diversity to the development.
The design of the elongated curvature of the body massing provides excellent spatial opportunity for window display to be located surrounding the entire mall, at the same time allowing monumental and grand entrances to be designed and positioned in all the corners. Internally, the oval atrium forms the highlight of commercial indoor space, while more than 700 shops per level are linked together by the dynamic double ring layout that are connected by an central axial. It has provided multiple passage links, thus ensuring smoother and more flexible interior spaces.
The 18 meters wide central axis, which flows through the entire commercial spaces shapes a continuous atrium. A glass skylight covers the whole central axis, providing natural sunlight. The escalators are in staggered to form a ‘spiral ‘feature establishing clear circulation links to the interior space. The employment of central air conditioning system has created a comfortable and pleasant shopping environment, and the energy-saving LED lighting system also enhances the overall illumination. All of these design features unified harmoniously between the exterior architecture and the interior design.
Externally, the design of the continuous aluminum panel with LOW-E glass functions as the main facade of the project, which is resembles silky leather, reminding people the modernized skill of leather manufacture. The 800m long building facade consists of 5,738 aluminum panels, precisely put together, in which 1,562 panels are specially concaved to form hyperboloid shape. Echoing the natural texture of leather. The use of aluminum curtain wall has formed large radius curves which provides smooth transition to main entrance and the overall delicate facade has establish a vast skyline to the project. At night, the gradient-changing LED lighting system enhances the liberty and vitality of the shopping-mall. The design of Wuhan Haining Leather City exemplifies great realization of internationalization and high-quality architecture.
Developer: Wuhan Haining China Leather City
Architectural Firm: Highthink Architects Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Local Design Institute: Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Façade Construction Consultant :Elite Façade Consultants
Interior Design Consultant: Highthink Architects Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Landscape Design Consultant: Highthink Architects Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Lighting Consultant :Jessie Lighting Co., Ltd.
Total Construction Area: 211580 m²
Planning and Construction period: 07/2012 – 10/2013