More than comercial retail and offices
Location: Rizhao, China
Program: Architectural Concept for a 20.000 m2 mix-use complex including retail, offices and leisure
Rong’An Square is a central plot in Rizhao, an emerging city south of Qingdao. Due to its location and the public character of the wider area, MLA+ is not proposing an indoor shopping mall but a public courtyard surrounded by commercial functions and entrances from each direction. The offices on top are expressed as villas, allowing for an individual address, each with its own front door on street level.
The materials proposed are quoting traditional local architecture, made form grey brick and local types of wood.
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Shuying Lin, Martin Probst