• Broadway Malyan’s largest retail project in China opens

    30 December 2012

    The Lefo Mall Shopping Centre has opened its doors to the public in Suzhou, in Jiangsu Province Eastern China, with the scheme being the largest retail project to be built to a design by Broadway Malyan in China to date, setting a new benchmark for commercial development in the region.

    Suzhou Lifeng Shopping Mall in Suzhou. Designed by Broadway Malyan ArchitectsThe design for the 65,000 m2 destination mall, located at the heart of Suzhou’s new Wuzhong Central Business District. Suzhou is a city of 2.4 million people, located adjacent to the Shanghai Municipality on the old Imperial Canal and lower Yangtze River.

    Recognised for its rich past and ancient cultural treasures, the city has a 2,500 year history of canals, bridges, gardens and beautiful natural scenery. The mall’s design takes inspiration from the city’s canals, bridges and gardens with Suzhou known as the ‘Venice of the East’.

    The project was led by the practice’s Shanghai-based team, drawing on the world-class retail and retail branding expertise of its teams in Europe and Singapore. More information at www.broadwaymalyan.com.


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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