Hangzhou – China

Global Shopping Spree, Architect, June 2011

Retail developments are leading the surge in new construction in emerging markets. But shopping malls take very different shapes in China, India, and Brazil.

China: It’s the country at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to a robust market for retail architecture. As the well-documented transition from rural to urban continues, major cities are expanding their central business districts (CBDs), and smaller towns are exploding into real cities courtesy of massive government investment. Throughout, retail is at the core of new mixed-use developments, and international architecture firms are providing design direction. Full Article