Global Shopping Spree

The MixC Hangzhou, China Callison The MixC has emerged as a new retail mixed-use hub for Qianjiang New City, Hangzhous new central business district. The complexs 2.54 million square feet of retail space is located in a nine-floor podium topped by a roof park, and an additional 3 million square feet devoted to office, residential, and hotel space. This is the second MixC development, the first is in Shenzen. The Hangzhou complex capitalizes on its affluent resort-city location: Two weeks after opening in April 2010, the retail center already had an occupancy rate of 80 percent.

The MixC

Grand ChinaTianjin City, China DDG Scheduled to be completed as early as 2012, the Grand China mall has 4 million square feet of retail space on seven levels, making it the largest shopping center building in China. Situated over four city subway lines and near a high-speed connection to Beijing, the shopping center serves as a hub for a 7.5-hectare cultural district that will play host to an opera house, library, and several museums.

Marina CityQingdao, China Altoon Porter Architects Completed in 2010, this mixed-use development has over 1 million square feet of gross leasable area on four levels, one of which is below grade. Anchored by a 131-foot-tall glass tower, the complex has indoor and outdoor retail venues, as well as 200 apartments; underground parking for 2,000 cars is available. Next to the 2008 Olympic sailing venue, the center was designed (starting in 2006) as a cultural hub to continue development after the games.

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