MixC Sungang

Shenzhen, China

International architecture practice 10 Design (part of Egis Group) has successfully converted a former warehouse site into a retail-gastronomy destination, marking an important milestone for the ongoing transformation of the Sungang industrial area.

10 Design was commissioned to reimagine the site into a 78,890 sq m retail and F&B space topped with two Grade-A office towers. As part of the urban regeneration plan, the masterplan also includes residential and serviced apartment towers, resettlement housing and public amenities.

China Resources Land
Retail, Office, Residential, Serviced Apartment
Site Area:
Retail - 78,890sqm ; Office - 102,320sqm
Architecture, Masterplanning, Landscape, Interiors, Sustainability, CGI
Built 2022

Jointly led by two Design Principals, Ted Givens and Chin Yong Ng, the concept for this new development breaks away from the conventional shopping mall design and instead draws inspiration from a traditional market square, creating a vibrant central meeting place for the community.

From the design team’s experience of designing world-class public spaces, 10 Design understands the need to provide a range of spaces which relate to the human scale. This is why the team has created a series of spaces at different scales, all interconnected.

The compelling frontage of MixC Sungang is marked by a sculptural stainless steel canopy that pulls visitors into a pedestrianised retail street, creating a dynamic boulevard for shoppers and diners to enjoy.

The two high-rise towers frame the edges of the retail street, while the spiral form of the canopy is used as a mechanism to create a comfortable pedestrian scale. The metallic skin is highly reflective, adding vibrancy to the development in both sunlight and the LED glow of early evening.

The retail street is punctuated with the shopping mall entrance - the jewel of the scheme.  The design of the entrance is animated by three floating food truck-inspired structures, which creates a unique spatial experience for dining and gastronomic experiences.

Consumers can also enjoy a rich mix of interactive workshops, arts, culture, and entertainment programmes embedded throughout the development.

By weaving the concept of traditional marketplace and experiential retail together, MixC Sungang provides an immersive sensory experience to attract consumers from all backgrounds and age groups.

MixC Sungang is becoming a new catalyst of growth in this emerging CBD, as highlighted by Chief Operating Officer Miriam Auyeung. However, it also acts as a lifestyle complex which offers a rare opportunity for citizens to reconnect with nature and their communities in the bustling city of Shenzhen.

winning awards

RTF Global Architecture & Design Award 2023 - First Award - Commercial (Built)
LONDON Design Awards 2023 - Silver Winner, Architecture - Commercial - International
The 8th REARD Global Design Award 2023 - Platinum Winner, Commercial - Architecture - Built
The 9th CREDAward 2023 - Silver Award of Shopping Mall, Comprehensive Commercial Project
A+ Awards 2023 - Finalist in Shopping Center Category
Asia Hospitality and Retail Design Awards 2021 - Gold Award in Outstanding Retail Design - Future Design
Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021 - 5-Star Winner of Best Retail Architecture in Guangdong Province
Rethinking the Future Awards 2021 - 2nd Runner up in Mixed Use (Concept) category
Outstanding Property Awards London 2020 - Winner for architecture design - commercial retail/mall
International Design Competition - Winner


Design Partners - Ted Givens, Chin Yong Ng
Project Partner - Miriam Auyeung (COO)

Architectural Team
Sonja Stoffels, Alex Li, Raymond Chan, Benny Leung, Sannie Yip, Lufei Li, Violette Chen, Han Tang, Harris Chu, Conrad Yau, Alan Yip

CGI Team
Jon Martin, Peter Alsterholm, Yasser Salomon, Laura Simonsen, Serhii Zvaholskyi


10 Design – Lead Design Architect
CAPOL International – Local Architect
AIM Architecture – Office Interior Designer
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd - Main Contractor
CUBE – Residential Designer
Kehao – Façade Consultant
LPA – Lighting Consultant
Instinct Fabrication & Morphis – Landscape Consultant
MVA – Traffic Consultant
Pinhole – Retail Interior Designer
RBS – Structural Consultant
WSP – MEP Engineer

Photos by SeilaoJiong Photography



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