Hansen Hengfa Underground Shopping Center | Nanchong, Sichuan Provice, China

Initially created to be Nanchongís bomb shelter, this one-level subterranean street is now being developed into an underground shopping center to turn it into a profitable retail complex. With a total of five corridors and two atriums that run under the main streets and rotundas of Nanchong, it covers all the different retail categories of a typical shopping center, from menís and womenís fashion and F & B, to home furnishings and electronics. In order to address the challenges that come with the projectís underground setting, the design involved smart planning solutions, innovative design features, and creative way finding alternatives to ensure that the shopping center will be easy to travel and will become the leading leisure and lifestyle venue in the city.