Landmark Riverside Danzishi Old Street

Chongqing, China
Site Area
21,500 sq m
54,000 sqm
Hongkong Land
China Merchants Group

The commercial regeneration project has not only elevated the commercial development of the area, but has forged a comprehensive cultural retail experience. It bridges the old and new as well as the oriental and western. It is a perfect example of reinterpreting the past with a modern touch that highlights cultural heritage in line of new developments.

As Masterplanner and Design Architect, the project team adopted a modern Chinese architectural style. Inspired by the glamour of old Chongqing, many of the old scenic attractions have been preserved, while other historical buildings have been refurbished and revitalised.

The concept of ‘one street; two docks; four courts; ten scenic attractions’ outlined the variety that exists in the project, but more importantly, it revealed the central axis of the development – Danzishi Old Street. The historical and cultural aspect of the project complements its commercial value. By recreating these nostalgic streets in a modern light in line with current contexts, new value is added to old buildings, and together, they have composed a beautiful harmony.

The project has received the AAAA Class national scenic area plaque, making it the first 4A scenic area in the country to get the recognition under the theme of “port culture and Grade-9 hill slope landforms”.


Winning Awards

MIPIM Asia Awards 2018
Best Retail Development (Gold Winner)
13th Kinpan Awards
Best Commercial Development of the Year (Grand Final)
Best Commercial Development of the Year (Southwest and Northwest Divisions)
PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2018
Asia Best Retail Architectural Design - Grand Finalist
Best Retail Architectural Design (China) - Winner
AAAA Class National Scenic Area
Port Culture And Grade - 9 Hill Slope Landforms
The Global RLI Awards 2019
RLI International Retail & Leisure Destination 2019 (Winner)