Lilanz is a well-known leading Chinese menswear fashion brand, with great vision for the future. The Lilanz dream is to revere and cherish fashion, and offer the world a space and a legacy that inspires creativity. Lilanz were open to everything, including a sustainable agenda, for their ambitious vision, and gave free reign to explore options. Their 200,000sqm centre of creativity and innovation is set for Jinjiang, China, where art, fashion and design seamlessly fuse, to create an inspirational and dynamic environment. The Lilanz Creative Centre is destined to be an iconic hub of creativity, where visions for sustainable living and successful business, in China, coalesce into one.
A multicultural cross-border design team developed a mixed-use master plan with auditoriums, retail spaces, residential and workplace complexes that fuse European and Asian concepts. There are 8 buildings in total, which will be the new living and working spaces for around 35,000 people. Soaring diamond shaped glass curtain walls and steel canopies reach for the sky, while enveloping the entire complex in a ‘Las Rambles’ style boulevard. The massive glass boulevard roof is inspired by the pleating cut and folding techniques of fashion, which are to be made from intelligent glass, with solid aluminium pleating. The overall materials used are very simple, mostly glass, steel and concrete, embracing those below, instilling a sense of calmness to this microcosm of energy. This elegant balance captures the spirit and heart of this ambitious development, reflecting a design philosophy of simple, elegant solutions, generating environments that respond to both material and spiritual needs.Location: Jinjiang, China Architects: DWP-Design Worldwide Partnership
Project: Lilanz Creative Center
Area: 200,000 sqm