ZNC Shopping Mall opens to the public in Dongtai, China

ZNC Shopping Mall, the interiors of which were designed by Chapman Taylor, has opened to the public in the Chinese city of Dongtai.

Our interior design for the 110,000m2 retail and leisure venue in Jiangsu Province drew inspiration from the city’s historic status as the cradle of the Huai salt stove culture, with a theme of “flavourful life” visually unifying the centre’s internal spaces, particularly the floors and ceilings.

The atrium platforms are designed to represent salt harvesting baskets and the crystallised salt grains they held. These cantilevered balconies layer the atrium space, creating a sense of dynamism while enhancing the interaction between the various levels of retail. The grand stairs on the second floor acts as a visual focal point and as a central space for activities and entertainment.

Meanwhile, the design for the mall corridor was inspired by Dongtai’s location at the lower reaches of the Huai River, with the Tongyu River running past the city from north to south. The design uses some of the material and colour characteristics of the region’s coastal cities, with the dominant white colour representing the waves of the sea, creating a strong visual impact.

Design concept

Chapman Taylor designed the interiors of ZNC Shopping Mall on behalf of Zhong Nan Group. We wish everyone at the centre many years of success.

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