Retail + Leisure

Holland Village

Competition 2018

Denton Corker Marshall was engaged by Lendlease to lead a masterplan for extending Holland Village, a much loved local destination in Singapore.

The diverse architecture explored contemporary interpretations of Singapore’s traditional ‘Shop-House’ and Kampong vernaculars, as well as, wider aspirations of a ‘City in a Garden’.  Existing laneways or ‘lorongs’ extended the intimate, street-oriented character, feeding into a central public square, further enlivened by an informal landscaped amphitheatre for community events and performances, and an outdoor cinema.  Additional spaces included a ‘POPS’ or Privately Owned Public Space, covered by an ethereal canopy to protect from tropical rainstorms, a terraced pocket park, and a playground activated by high quality cafes and family restaurants.

A large cinema complex was designed  as a collection of smaller, articulated cubes, each articulated with a unique facade of green walls, clear glazed foyers, and metal or projection screens for public art.  Rooftop spaces were maximised for public and community access, and activated by a range of opportunities, including an edible garden, rooftop bars and restaurants.

Yantai City Plaza, Stage Two

Yantai, China
Sunshine 100
Project 2010 – Current

Located in the Yantai city centre, Yantai City Plaza creates a new urban centre with a mix of retail and entertainment uses, with high density residential, commercial and recreation facilities.

Built over a two stages, the redevelopment is focused on a large central urban space with a sunken plaza.

Stage two comprises 60,000m² of retail space on four levels above ground and 21,000m² in a retail basement, organised around a central spine with connecting pedestrian laneways.

Darling Square, Stage One

Sydney, Australia
Lend Lease
Project 2012 – 2017

The first stage of the Darling Square residential precinct in Darling Harbour, Sydney comprises a 25, a 40 and an eight-storey apartment tower.

A shared podium with a landscaped roof and timber-clad low-rise block, fronts the new public square and boulevard.

The podium incorporates retail space and tech start-up tenancies at ground level to enliven and activate the streetscape.  Carparking is sheathed by residential apartments within the podium.

The South West Plot delivers 538 apartments capturing premium views of the harbour and city. All the units in the 40-storey tower were released in June 2014 and sold out in one day.

Bluewater Events Venue

Kent, United Kingdom
Lend Lease
Project 2005 – 2011

The Bluewater Events Venue is one of the United Kingdom’s premier retail and leisure destinations.

Denton Corker Marshall’s purpose built 5,200m² space creates a distinct new architecture, carefully integrated into Bluewater’s existing design.

The Venue has an individual identity, distinct but complementary to the mall in form, location and experience.  The new space includes a 3,000m² central plaza, 12 restaurants totalling 4,000m² together with the existing 12 screen cinema.

A sinuous over-sailing roof and feature Gallery ‘beam’ tie the composition together externally, as well as give focus to the internal plaza approach route.

The modelling of the ceiling plane internally links the plaza into the existing mall via the rotunda.

Yantai City Plaza, Stage One

Yantai, China
Sunshine 100
Project 2006 – 2010

Located in the Yantai city centre, Yantai City Plaza creates a new urban centre with a mix of retail and entertainment uses, with high density residential, commercial and recreation facilities.

Built over a two stages, the redevelopment is focused on a sequence of pedestrianized laneways, arcades and malls.

Stage one includes 24,000m² of retail space located in a four level podium, with two residential towers above.  The retail façade integrates retail signage into a bar code pattern of full height vertical stripes.

Dazhongsi International Plaza Shopping Centre

Beijing, China
ZhongKun Investment Group
Project 2003 – 2010

Dazhongsi International Plaza is the largest scaled commercial / retail mall located on the third north ring road in Beijing, providing leisure, shopping, health clubs and entertainment facilities.

The project comprises four major blocks focused on two central pedestrian plazas.  The four blocks are subdivided into smaller blocks via pedestrian laneways.

Retail space is provided in the form of a supermarket, hypermarket and department stores with a variety of small and medium retail, and food and beverage outlets housed in five levels above ground and one retail basement.  A five level office and hotel are accommodated in linear buildings above the retail centre together with, a multi-level basement carpark below.

With a total gross area of 430,000m², the building sits on a 7.4 hectare site and includes 210,000m² above ground, a sunken plaza opening up a first basement retail level, plus an additional three basements containing 4,000 car spaces in stacking systems, loading docks and service areas.

Ciwalk, Bandung

Bandung, Indonesia
PT Karya Abadi Samarga
Project 2006 – 2009

Set on Cihampelas Street, a vibrant retail fashion destination in central Bandung, Ciwalk Shopping Mall is a series of two-storey pods on stilts.

With brand name anchor tenants such as Nike, the retail element and food and beverage outlets are designed around a series of courtyards with 100 year old pine trees.

Outdoor pedestrian walkways loop around restaurants, cafés and fashion boutiques, encouraging outdoor activity.

Ciwalk Shopping Mall connects to the Sensa Hotel, a 128 room hotel, via two open bridges.

InTime Lotte Shopping Centre

Beijing, China
China Yin Tai
Project 2004 – 2008

On the site of the original Ji Xiang Peking Opera Theatre, the 50,000m² shopping, entertainment and theatre complex is located on Beijing’s premier shopping street, with multi-level basement carpark and retail outlets.

Responding to its historical artistic context and contemporary program of uses, the building is conceived as a theatre behind a transparent glass stage curtain.  The glass curtain provides an opportunity to view, in select spots, an interior of colour, movement, advertising and display visible to Wang Fu Jing and Jin Yu Hu Tong Streets.

Instead of a ‘traditional building’ with windows and signage, here the building becomes one gigantic sign; contemporary, vibrant, exciting, and memorable.  The life and activity of the street is drawn upwards and into its heart.

The sensuous draped perimeter skin provides an ever-changing surface of reflection and transparency, where the movement of passers-by creates an illusion of movement and complexity in an otherwise calm and understated form.

Entertainment X’nter

Jakarta, Indonesia
PT Plaza Nusantara Realty
Project 2001 – 2004

Originally planned as an interim use pending large scale redevelopment, Entertainment X’nter was designed to attract and cater for a young demographic.

The complex includes bars, restaurants, a bowling alley, fitness centre and retail outlets.  These varied commercial venues are housed in five brightly coloured rectangular boxes resting at an angle.  A bridge of steel and glass connects the centre to Plaza Indonesia, Indonesia’s first high end shopping centre.

The Paskal

Jakarta, Indonesia
Project 2013 – Current

Liuzhou City Plaza

Liuzhou, China
Project 2006 – 2012

VicUrban Docklands Studios Study

Melbourne, Australia
Project 2009

Masdar Shopping Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Project 2008

Westfield Downtown Centre Redevelopment Study

Auckland, New Zealand
Project 2006

Liuzhou Classic Times Retail Development

Liuzhou, China
Project 2002 – 2004

Melbourne Film Studios Study

Melbourne, Australia
Project 2001

Bondi Plaza Redevelopment Study

Sydney, Australia
Project 2000

Ringwood Town Centre Study

Melbourne, Australia
Queensland Investment Corporation
Project 2000

The Ringwood Town Centre Study involved an integrated town centre proposal reinforcing the link between Eastland Shopping Centre and a new upgraded modal interchange based on nearby Ringwood Station.

Residential, commercial and education uses were planned to be the main drivers, in conjunction with the required retail expansion of Eastland Shopping Centre.  A street based urban framework was proposed together with an open space link.

Major uses include 45,000m² of retail over four levels, along with 19,000m² office, 16,000m² hotel and 33,000m² of residential space.

Docklands Stadium Precinct

Melbourne, Australia
Project 1997

Atrium Shopping Centre

Jakarta, Indonesia
Project 1989 – 1992

Ampang Point Plaza

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Project 1992 – 1993