According to Winshang.com, 2018 sales and attendance for top performing retail destinations includes three designed by Laguarda.Low: #1 Uniwalk Center (Interior), #2 Yitian Holiday Plaza, and #6 KK Mall.
#1. Uniwalk Center- annual sales $600 million USD (4.06 billion RMB)
Uniwalk Center is a five-story retail addition to a multi-tower, mixed-use developmentRecently opened, this 360,000 sqm shopping mall features more than 400 brands and 15 major stores, making it a sought-after retail destination for Shenzhen residents.
Inspired by the motion of water, the interior design follows the theme of source, progression and convergence. The space is dynamic and fluid, creating interaction between people and architecture. With the integrity of a consistent design language throughout the project, Laguarda.Low’s Uniwalk Center is both a retail destination and a dramatic exhibition venue.
According to Winshang.com, Uniwalk Center reached equivalent $600 million USD in annual sales, ranking #2 overall in Shenzhen; and received over 40 million visitors in 2018, ranking #1 in Shenzhen and nationally in the Top 20. Uniwalk Center saw $4 million USD in sales and over 250,000 visitors for their New Year’s Day celebration.
#2 Yitian Holiday Plaza – annual sales $476 million USD (3.2 billion RMB)
Yitian Holiday Plaza is a world-class retail destination
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this 100,000 sqm shopping center is an experience-oriented mall known to Shenzhen residents for innovative and creative marketing strategies.
Laguarda.Low’s design features a series of stacked, column-free serpentine balconies, interrupted only by a center court and diagonal bridges, promoting a highly interactive and dynamic shopping experience. The entire length of the mall is lit by indirect natural daylight. The lowest retail level of the mall connects to the subway, a convenience for local shoppers as well as for tourists visiting the nearby theme parks.
According to the internal data of Yitian Group Co., Ltd., 2018 retail sales for Yitian Holiday Plaza amounted to equivalent of $476 million USD, along with annual traffic of more than 26 million visitors. Both the annual retail sales and mall traffic have increased significantly by 9.6% and 3.25% respectively.
#6 KK MALL – annual sales $302 million USD (2.03 billion RMB)
KK Mall, part of a 440 meter tower development in Shenzhen, is a vital luxury retail player
Opened in 2010, this 80,000 sqm mall uses a modern ambience to appeal to a growing young customer base, and features over 150 high-end international fashion brands, as well as upscale restaurants, and Shenzhen’s first IMAX theater.
The design features sweeping, curved skylights in metal cladding, inspired by the shape of a pair of swimming Koi, bringing fractured sunlight into the space to create the illusion of a glittering underwater scene. As much floor space as possible was left open to let in natural light and allow circulation between all five floors. Laguarda.Low’s artistic interior design for the retail podium is a fitting companion to the impressive tower that it announces.
According to KK Mall, 2018 annual sales reached an equivalent $302 million USD, which is an 11% sales increase compared to last year; and the operating income growth rate amounted to 9%. Annual traffic tracked 26 million people (including a successful meet-and-greet with Manchester soccer players, which attracted 2,000 people within the hour).