Mar 15, 2017

Fashioning a City’s Benchmark

The first internationally designed mixed-use center in the city, Shantou Suning Plaza sets the bar for future growth.

Shantou Suning Plaza is a vibrant flagship destination designed by MG2 to activate the port city of Shantou in the Guangdong Province of China. Located in the city’s commercial district, the mixed-use development’s retail podium features a multitude of coveted domestic and international brands.

Organic curves contour the interior six levels of the shopping centre, offering a contrast to the geometric shapes prevalent in the building’s exterior. The undulating balconies delineate vertical space and introduce a sense of playfulness into the clean, minimalist concourse.

The materiality throughout the shopping centre’s interior architecture elevates the atmosphere to the level of sophistication exhibited by its high-end retail tenants. The strategic use of reflective surfaces captures…

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