Following a design competition, Woods Bagot’s Beijing studio has been announced the winner of a benchmark mixed use development for Gemdale Group located on Haigeng Road, Kunming.
The vision for the 256,800m² development is meant to establish a new lifestyle center for Kunming and become the ultimate destination lifestyle center. The ensemble features human-scale retail streetscape designed to encourage both exploration and social interaction. The Lifestyle center will become a point of interest the entire year .
The shape and volumes have been inspired by the natural setup of a green valley, the site will have a sustainable community, continuous connectivity and an environmentally friendly atmosphere with mixed-use components such as offices, retail, residential and supporting facilities.
“We are excited to be working on this design,” Director Jean Weng relates. “This is a significant project and will help to position Kunming as the center of the South Asia region.”“Gemdale is a progressive organisation, focused on sustainable development, value-creation and innovation. They have embraced our design scheme for these factors and we have been working collaboratively to bring this landmark lifestyle development to the community.”
The Woods Bagot project team is currently crafting the concept design for Gemdale Group, one of China’s top four real estate developers with over 24 years of experience in property development.