DDG awarded planning and design architecture for China’s largest mall

Baltimore -- Planning, architecture, graphics and design firm Development Design Group said Monday it has been awarded the position of planner and design architect for the retail centerpiece of the landmark Tianjin City Culture Center Development, soon to become the largest mall in China.

Located 20 minutes outside of Beijing’s central business district, the project is developed by Tianjin Lecheng Real Estate Co. DDG’s contribution to the project, the 4 million-sq.-ft., seven-level retail component will be part of an overall 9 million-sq.-ft. commercial and cultural destination in Tianjin City, China near Beijing.

In addition to the retail focal point, which will become the single largest shopping center building in China, the larger Culture Center Development also features a Grand Theater and Opera House, Art Museum, Grand Library, Youth Education Museum, and a Natural History Museum. A connection to four city subway lines runs beneath the site, and a recently completed high-speed connection direct to downtown Beijing will facilitate convenient access for the city’s 22 million residents.

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