Can a department store provide a meeting point for the neighborhood while maintaining its shopping activities?
Despite being a fairly recent construction, LATITUDE was commissioned to find a solution to refurbish Dawan Department Store in the south area of Beijing. The current department store has two basic flaws: a lack of character in its façade and public spaces, and a disorienting organization of the interior commercial area.
Thus, the refurbishment scope of the building is focused on three main areas: interior refurbishment, façade renovation, and the restructuration of the outdoor landscape.
See more of our design strategies here: Dawan Square Department Store