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Valode & Pistre

Haikou International Duty-Free City

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationParis, France
Project locationHaikou, China
CompanyValode & Pistre
Lead ArchitectDenis Valode, Jean Pistre, Guohong Song

The project will be the largest duty-free commercial complex in Asia attracting tourists from all over the world. It looks like an "auspicious cloud over the sea" which means happiness and good health for people in Chinese culture. When night falls, lamplights are scattered through the perforated plates on the roof, looking like the Milky Way. Combined with local climate characteristics, the project focuses on the utilization and interaction of indoor and outdoor spaces with green landscape, making more flexible and comfortable shopping experience.