CapitaMALL Wangjing, Beijing Landscape, China, New Chinese Architecture Design Photos

CapitaMALL Wangjing in Beijing

17 Nov 2022

Design: CLOU architects

Location: Beijing, Northern China

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing China

Photos: Xia Zhi

CapitaMALL Wangjing, China

CapitaMALL Wangjing, the first large commercial complex developed by CapitaLand in Beijing’s Wangjing area, has brought commercial prosperity to the Wangjing community since its opening in 2006. In 2021, CLOU architects won a design competition and collaborated with CapitaLand to renovate this long-standing community beacon, responsible for the overall space branding upgrades of CapitaMALL Wangjing.

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing China

As a model of urban regeneration amidst changes to the domestic consumption environment, the revamped CapitaMall Wangjing Phase II has been given a new lease on life since reopening October 1, 2022.

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing China

The renovation focuses primarily on the atrium of three floors and the public area. CLOU hopes to create a clean and elegant space to serve the demand for the spacial experience and aesthetics of today’s customers.

CapitaMALL Wangjing China

The original atrium could not be drastically changed due to structural constraints, so CLOU began from the existing central columns by adopting a strategy of highlighting and strengthening the column network. A linear ‘light grid’ connects structural columns and ceilings into a contemporary three-dimensional network of luminous rays, dissolving the abrupt column and stuffy horizontal space of the original building. Combining the existing structures with the state-of-the-art of lighting provides customers with a modern shopping experience that moves in sync with the lights.

CapitaMALL Wangjing China

Light is used as a main design element throughout the whole space, combining different materials and textures to provide the space with a unique identity. The anodized aluminium panels and linear lighting create a light and shadow box at the entrance foyer, stimulating the visitor’s desire for exploration from the moment they enter.

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing China

CLOU’s design, combining mirrors and lighting, increases the breathability of the small-scale atrium space, enriching the visual experience and providing visitors with imaginative moments in a space to rest. The linear lights at the escalator form a visual focal point that attracts and guides visitors towards upward exploration.

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing

The space is dominated by white and apricot colours, creating a breathable and elegant atmosphere. The neutral and soft colour palette makes for an inclusive, warm, and calm space, catering to the preferences of customers of all ages. Apricot and white artificial stone, with painted aluminium panels, creates a subtle yet harmonious contrast that blends with the mirror and stainless steel metallic colours, creating rich layers for the space.

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CLOU also led the design of the space signage and wayfinding initiatives, with details that continue and compliment the interiors. The design of the shopping index signage is highlighted with a three-dimensional shape, using mirrored, stainless steel, and apricot materials, and a simple squared font.

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing

The use of neon light strips in the bathroom adds a touch of playfulness and vibrancy to the white and apricot tone. The signage design blends perfectly with the overall interior environment, providing clear and esthetical guidance.


Before CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing China

CapitaMALL Wangjing has also been awarded LEED Gold certification, and it will continue to serve the needs of the surrounding community, post-renovation, as a beacon of the area. With consistent preciousness in detail and quality, CLOU has transformed the old mall into an aesthetical shopping and social destination that provides a relaxing, intimate, and classy space for the entire community.

CapitaMALL Wangjing Beijing China

CapitaMALL Wangjing in Beijing, China – Building Information

Design firm: CLOU architects –

Client: Capitaland
Scope: Interior renovation, Signage
Program: Retail
Location: Beijing, China
Size: 4,370 sqm
Status: Completion in 2022

Design Team: Zhao Na, Sebastian Loaiza, Zhao Mengmeng, Liu Rentian, Zhong Yadi, Ding Qiao, Zhou Yinuo, Sun Yuanyuan, Li Yishi, Wang Liangliang, He Ning, Anastasia Zavarzina, Giovanni Zorzi

LDI: China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research
Interior contractor: Beijing Dongfangxunteng Architectural Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd
Architecture contractor: China Construction First Group Co., Ltd
Facade: China Construction First Group Co., Ltd
MEP: China Construction First Group Co., Ltd
Lighting: KEEY Lighting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Signage: Xuzhou Signage Making Co., Ltd

CapitaMALL Wangjing China

About CLOU architects
CLOU is an award-winning international design studio with multi-disciplinary expertise in master planning, architecture, interiors, and landscapes. The team designs its projects around community connectors and social spaces on a variety of scales.

CLOU’s team of more than 65 experienced architects from China and all over the world enjoy working collaboratively and imaginatively on a wide range of projects. Clients include retail and mixed-use developers, residential investors, hotel operators, and governmental and educational institutions. Across design and implementation, CLOU architects strive to create projects that positively influence the people involved in the making of the immediate and extended environment, and the communities that occupy and inhabit them.

CapitaMALL Wangjing China

Photography: Xia Zhi

CapitaMALL Wangjing, Beijing China images / information received 171122 from v2com newswire

Location: Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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