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  • Landmark Riverside Danzishi Old Street


    Chongqing, China

    Site Area

    21,500 sqm


    54,000 sqm


    Hongkong Land
    China Merchants Group

    The commercial regeneration project has not only elevated the commercial development of the area, but has forged a comprehensive cultural retail experience. It bridges the old and new as well as the oriental and western. It is a perfect example of reinterpreting the past with a modern touch that highlights cultural heritage in line of new developments.

    As Masterplanner and Design Architect, the project team adopted a modern Chinese architectural style. Inspired by the glamour of old Chongqing, many of the old scenic attractions have been preserved, while other historical buildings have been refurbished and revitalised.

    The concept of ‘one street; two docks; four courts; ten scenic attractions’ outlined the variety that exists in the project, but more importantly, it revealed the central axis of the development – Danzishi Old Street. The historical and cultural aspect of the project complements its commercial value. By recreating these nostalgic streets in a modern light in line with current contexts, new value is added to old buildings, and together, they have composed a beautiful harmony.

    The project is the first 4A national scenic area designated under the theme of ‘port culture and Grade 9 hill slope forms’.


    Winning Awards

    5th Jinwa Award 2019
    Jury Award
    Best Architectural Award
    Best Architectural Design Award – Shortlisted
    Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets 2019
    Built Retail Project Award (Winner)
    International Property Awards – Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019-2020
    Retail Architecture for China (Winner)
    The 5th CREDAWARD 2019
    Commercial Project – Merit Award
    The Global RLI Awards 2019
    RLI International Retail & Leisure Destination 2019 – Winner
    MIPIM Asia Awards 2018
    Best Retail Development – Gold Winner
    13th Kinpan Awards 2018
    Best Commercial Development of the Year (Southwest and Northwest Divisions)
    Best Commercial Development of the Year – Grand Final
    AAAA Class National Scenic Area 2018
    Port Culture And Grade - 9 Hill Slope Landforms