NL Architects Puts a Shopping Center Between Various High-Rises

 - Apr 15, 2014
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The shopping center proposed by NL Architects is situated between various high-rise buildings in Xiamen, China. Instead of just squishing this structure in, however, the firm has managed to blend the space in with the natural surroundings, and even has a roof covered in greenery and available for walking through.

The high-rises are meant to frame the central area, directing people's eyes to the center part of the structure. Apart from the shopping center, the proposed building design will also feature office buildings and retail space. Once people are done their day of shopping, they can then go for a leisurely stroll along the roof area, taking in the greenery and enjoying the sunshine for the afternoon. Photo Credits: designboom,