Designed by Hassell, Alibaba Headquarters that located in Hangzhou, China. These up and coming retail centres are introducing fresh perspectives on commercial experiences. In this light, the City Grand Promenade aimed to present an outstanding entertainment experience & increase the land value by creating a spacious commercial street facing the pyramids.
The site characteristics, topography, and natural rock formations inspired the visual approach to the project. Similar to the erosive effect of wind on rock, creating a series of dramatic and beautiful forms, the design team aimed to develop a number of domes covering the atrium spaces providing both a fully acclimatised space or, on occasion, a shaded one.
The natural concept is explored further through the creation of central public spaces inspired by the concept of the natural oasis within the desert which is rich of greens & water features which creates an outstanding harmony with the surrounding nature.