Lead8 designs botanic-inspired Yorkville – The Ring in Chongqing

Architecture & design firm Lead8 has been appointed to Hongkong Land’s recently unveiled Yorkville – The Ring retail development in Chongqing, possessing one of the largest indoor botanic gardens in China.

The commercial development is the inaugural project in Hongkong Land’s new retail series “The Ring”. This will also be the developer’s first wholly-owned commercial development in Southwestern China. Lead8 is delivering the interior design for the future development.

“We are incredibly proud to be working with the prestigious Hongkong Land team to conceive their future retail series,” said Lead8 co-founder and executive director Chris Lohan. 

“With half of all Fortune 500 companies now operating in Chongqing, the city is primed for a new innovative retail destination to excite its ever discerning population. We believe our design will do just that.” 

Yorkville – The Ring is being developed in the residential centre of the city. The retail-led destination is situated next to high-end Hongkong Land residential development Yorkville.

The 430,000sqm scheme leaves approximately 154,000sqm to a seven-level mall; 14,000sqm to a retail street, and the remainder to a super grade A office building and indoor botanic garden. Direct connections to Chongqing Metro Line 5 (completed) and Line 15 (still in planning), will provide access across the entire city.

The inaugural development is due to be completed by the end of next year, with Hongkong Land planning to bring ‘The Ring’ series to other cities across China in future.


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