Lead8, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has won Gold for MixC Shenzhen Bay at the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) – China Shopping Centre & Retailers Awards on 18 June 2019.
Lead8 is the architect, interior designer and retail planner for the award-winning MixC Shenzhen Bay development, which took home the top award in the competitive Design & Development – New Developments category.
Located in the heart of Shenzhen’s HouHai district, MixC Shenzhen Bay is an 80,000 square metre high-end, lifestyle-oriented retail, dining and entertainment (RDE) destination, which anchors a wider mixed-use development which has become the new city headquarters for developer China Resources Land (CRL). Representing the next generation of integrated retail destinations by CRL, MixC Shenzhen Bay is a sector-leading development in one of China’s fastest growing cities and the world’s top financial centres. The destination brings together experiential retail spaces with first-of-its-kind entertainment and F&B, coupled with green parks, seamless transportation links and innovative design interventions. The design concept blends the interior and exterior, celebrating the natural landscape of the city’s bayside mangrove forests to deliver a modern and luxurious shopping and lifestyle destination for Shenzhen.
As a Gold Award winner, MixC Shenzhen Bay will go on to compete in the ICSC VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Awards alongside other regional winners from around the world. The ICSC Global Awards are the most recognised achievement for professional excellence in the retail real estate industry and will be announced at the ICSC RECon conference in Los Angeles, USA in 2020.