Lead8 has announced its appointment to Hongkong Land’s recently unveiled ‘Yorkville, The Ring’ in Chongqing, an innovative retail development possessing one of the largest indoor botanic gardens in China.
The commercial development is the inaugural project in Hongkong Land’s new retail series ‘The Ring’. This will also be the developer’s first wholly-owned commercial development in Southwestern China. Lead8 is delivering the Interior Design for the future development.
Located in the Jinzhou Business District, within the Liangjiang New Area, Yorkville, The Ring is being developed in the residential centre of the city. The scheme occupies a total of 430,000 sqm with approximately 154,000 sqm dedicated to the seven-level mall, 14,000 sqm to the retail street, 111,000 sqm to the super grade A office building and 6,000 sqm to the indoor botanic garden.
The development comes to life with a 42-metre-tall botanic garden, sports and culture themed interactive spaces, and a creative tenant mix, together providing first-of-their-kind attractions to the city. Allowing visitors to feel as though they have walked into a rainforest, the indoor botanic garden will feature three distinct themes, the Soul Tree, the Aerial Forest and the Riverside Hills.
The garden has a 24-metre airborne waterfall that will nourish over 70,000 plants of over 300 different species. Speciality activity hubs such as the ‘Free+’ dynamic sporting facility and ‘Open Lab’, a calm space for reading and gathering, help meet the diverse demands of a wide consumer profile. The inaugural development is due to complete by the end of 2020.