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Xixian Orange Sky Mall

An aesthetically striking development to ornament Xixian’s growing urban landscape featuring food and beverage services, retail, and entertainment.
Aerial view of brightly lit mall’s exterior during dusk

Location

Xixian New Area, China

Client

Beijing Orange Land Cinemas Investment Management Co., Ltd

Architect

RM Architects Ltd

Inspired by the form of a traditional film canister, this iconic development is one of the defining new buildings shaping the identity of Xixian’s new urban landscape. Rising to 20 metres in height and with a total floor area of 35,000 sqm, this mall caters to the growing appetite for entertainment with 30 theatres, retail and food and beverage outlets.

Applying sustainability thinking to building services designs, we proposed displacement cooling systems in large volume theatres and chilled ceilings in smaller VIP theatres. We also designed a unique opaque, glazed roof to optimise natural light that incorporates specially designed exhaust scoops embedded in bounding roof to glass edges, which will support natural exhaust in large public areas via the stack effect.

Joe Tang, Director, commented, "This large-scale project exemplifies a blend of creativity and functionality in the centre of Xixian’s growing cityscape. In providing building engineering consultancy services to the client, our experts have collaborated closely with Beijing-based designers RM Architects throughout the entire process. Our engagement continues throughout the construction, to ensure the project runs smoothly."

Key fact

Inspired by the form of a traditional film canister, with a unique glazed roof to allow abundant natural light.

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Key fact

20 meters tall with a floor area of 35,000 sqm.

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Key fact

A unique opaque, glazed roof optimises natural light

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Joe Tang in a grey suit and pale shirt with blurred green park background

Joe Tang

Director, Building Services

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This large-scale project exemplifies a blend of creativity and functionality in the midst of Xinxian’s growing cityscape.

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