Floating 'food trucks' evoke market air

The MixC Sungang mixed-use complex, by 10 Design, welcomes diners and shoppers in with some rather unusual suspended functional features

CR Land’s MixC Sungang 

Designed by 10 Design

International architecture practice 10 Design has converted a former warehouse site into a retail-gastronomy destination, marking an important milestone for the ongoing transformation of the Sungang industrial area.

As part of an urban regeneration plan, 10 Design has reimagined this site into a 78,890m² retail and F&B space topped with two Grade-A office towers.

The masterplan also includes residential and serviced apartment towers, resettlement housing and public amenities.

Jointly led by design principals Ted Givens and Chin Yong Ng, the concept for this new development breaks away from the conventional shopping mall design and instead draws inspiration from a traditional market square, creating a vibrant central meeting place for the community.

Based on the team’s experience of designing world class public spaces, the design creates a series of interconnected spaces, which relate to the human scale.

The compelling frontage of MixC Sungang is marked by a sculptural stainless steel canopy that pulls visitors into a pedestrianised retail street, creating a dynamic boulevard for shoppers and diners to enjoy.

The two high-rise towers frame the edges of the retail street, while the spiral form of the canopy is used as a mechanism to create a comfortable pedestrian scale. 

The metallic skin is highly reflective, adding vibrancy to the development in both sunlight and the LED glow of early evening.   

The retail street is punctuated with the shopping mall entrance – the jewel of the scheme.  

The design of the entrance is animated by three floating food truck-inspired structures, which creates a unique spatial experience for dining and gastronomic experiences. 

Consumers can also enjoy a rich mix of interactive workshops, arts, culture, and entertainment programmes embedded throughout the development.

By weaving the concept of traditional marketplace and experiential retail together, MixC Sungang provides an immersive sensory experience to attract consumers from all backgrounds and age groups.

MixC Sungang is becoming a new catalyst of growth in this emerging CBD. 

However, it also acts as a lifestyle complex which offers a rare opportunity for citizens to reconnect with nature and their communities in the bustling city of Shenzhen.

Credit list

CR Land
Office interior designer
AIM Architecture
Façade consultant
Landscape consultant
Instinct Fabrication, Morphis
Retail interior designer
MEP engineer
MixC Sungang, Shenzhen, China
Local architect
CAPOL International
Residential designer
Lighting consultant
Traffic consultant
Structural consultant

Designed by: 10 Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Seilao Jiong Photography

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