SHENZHEN, CHINA - September 8th, 2023 - Amidst great excitement, KK TIME, the latest addition to Shenzhen's skyline, officially opened its doors. This momentous event marks another successful collaboration between Laguarda.Low Architects (LLA) and the renowned Kingkey Group, following their previous success - KK MALL and KK ONE.
Within the impressive GBA of approximately 560,000 square meters space, an astonishing 100,000 square meters are thoughtfully allocated to commercial ventures, transforming KK TIME into a comprehensive lifestyle shopping haven.
Strategically nestled in the heart of the Shuibei District in Shenzhen, KK TIME enjoys a privileged location with easy access to a dual-line metro transportation system. It serves as the epicenter of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong 30-minute commuter circle, as the city continues to develop and expand.
Situated between the sprawling 600,000 sqm Honghu Park and a bustling urban thoroughfare,, KK TIME's architecture blends seamlessly with its surroundings. The podium of KK TIME gracefully transitions into lush greenery, crafting an ecological landscape plaza that seamlessly integrates nature into the shopping mall's experience. The building's unique stacked curved surfaces extend horizontally towards the verdant landscape, giving it a graceful rhythm and a captivating presence. The strategic use of glass and metal, coupled with tastefully arranged commercial displays, reduces the building's monumental scale, creating a welcoming and unhurried ambiance for visitors.
Upon entering, visitors are greeted by an interior that resembles the gentle flow of meandering stream. The retail interior, characterized by winding pathways and a central atrium resembles a gathering place, guides pedestrian traffic with fluidity and grace. Overhead skylights bring in natural light, introducing an element of intrigue to the visitor's journey.
Known as the "World Jewelry Capital," Shenzhen's Luohu Shuibei district boasts a flourishing gold and jewelry trade, representing over 50% of China's jewelry market. KK TIME pays homage to this heritage with an architectural façade featuring diamond-inspired elements and sleek, minimalist geometric designs, a nod to the local jewelry culture. Following the design ethos that "space is the time container of life," KK TIME boasts three stunning atriums: the centerpiece "Crystal Garden" and flanking "Sparkling Pavilion" and "Golden Palace." Each atrium dazzles with gemstone-embedded details, custom textures, and vibrant color palettes, creating a luxurious and radiant shopping environment.
The opening of KK TIME in Shuibei, Shenzhen heralds a new era of shopping and leisure for residents and visitors alike, injecting fresh vitality into the city's commercial landscape. This iconic urban complex promises to be the beating heart of Shuibei, drawing individuals from all walks of life to experience its undeniable charm.
Photo Credit: KK TIME
Laguarda.Low Architects (LLA) is an internationally recognized architectural firm based in New York City. With a diverse portfolio spanning retail, office, residential, hospitality, and mixed-use developments, LLA's visionary designs have made a lasting impact across the globe. Committed to creating sustainable and socially responsible spaces, Laguarda.Low Architects seamlessly blend aesthetics, functionality, and environmental stewardship in their innovative architectural solutions.