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

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百货公司能否兼具购物功能和营造街区聚会好去处?
尽管刚建成不久,百货公司仍然存在两处不尽人意之处:外立面和公共区域缺乏个性-我们视为成功商业大厦不可或缺之要素;内部商业区迷宫般的布局。故,建筑物重新装修范围着力于三个主要区域:室内装修,外立面整修及重建室外景观。