ZNC Shopping Mall Location City: Dongtai, China

Interior design inspired by the region's ancient culture.

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Retail, Leisure
Zhong Nan Group


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Interior mall design inspired by the area's Huai salt stove culture
Opened in 2020

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A design theme of "flavourful life"

Our interior design for the 110,000m² ZNC (Zhongnanchen) Shopping Mall 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.

Inspired by Jiangsu's salt stove culture

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.

A strong visual impact

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.

Chapman Taylor designed the interiors of ZNC Shopping Mall on behalf of Zhong Nan Group.

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