The Ring 光环购物公园, 重庆 |  PHA Design,Lead8


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One of PHA’s latest additions to its portfolio is Hongkong Land’s Yorkville – The Ring in Chongqing. The brand new commercial retail complex encompasses a gross floor area of 420,000 sq. m., of which 170,000 sq. m. is dedicated to the shopping mall, 110,000 sq. m. to the super grade-A office building, and 70,000 sq. m. to the indoor botanical garden.

PHA湃昂最新主理的是香港置地的The Ring光环购物公园(Hongkong Land's Yorkville - The Ring),总建筑面积达42万平方米,其中约17万平方米为超大购物中心(The Ring),11万平方米为超5A甲级写字楼,以及7万平方米室内外城市绿色公园。

Yorkville - The Ring, the inaugural project among Hongkong Land’s brand new commercial retail series known as “The Ring”, is designed to be a one-stop destination, providing residents in the Liangjiang New Area with unique premium lifestyle shopping experiences. Located in the core city of Southwestern China, the new development is nested in the centre of Liangjiang New Area of Chongqing with direct connections and convenient access to the extensive rail transit network. The Ring is aspired to become a notable regional landmark, attracting customers and visitors alike from across the city.

项目位于中国西南中心城市重庆,坐落于两江新区中心位置,是香港置地全新商业品牌“光环 The Ring” 系列的首个落地项目,力图为两江新区居民提供高质购物和消费服务,打造一站式消费中心,并通过轨道交通辐射全市,以超凡的购物体验,构建地标级区域商业中心。


The overall master planning of the site maximises visibility and accessibility to the shopfronts, with the retail cluster positioned along the main roads in an L-shape, creating “The Ring”.   An enclosed landscaped commercial street takes its form as The Ring extends and embraces the two office towers soaring above and behind. The core of the architectural structure cuts through in an S-curve, setting apart the indoor botanical garden space with the outdoor terraced balconies, which serve as the primary and secondary visual anchors respectively. The balconies, in forms of stepped terraces, featured vertical greenery which echoes the theme of the design concept and strengthens visual connections between the building structure and its surrounding nature. At the heart of The Ring, the indoor botanical garden becomes the key focal point for people flowing through the indoor and outdoor zones.

在整体规划上,设计沿对商业展示最有利的主交通干道一侧,设置L型集中商业:The Ring,与其后的2座办公塔楼围合成一条景观商业街。The Ring 的建筑造型体块通过一个S形的扭转,形成了室内植物园与对外景观退台的主次2个景观核。景观退台形成“梯田式”造型,借由竖向绿植强化建筑与周边环境的视觉联系,向外展示着商场的自然主题。项目核心的室内植物园,则构成了商场内部与外部商业街视线、人流的聚焦点。

The biggest challenge for the PHA design team is to realise a seamless integration of urban living with the beauty of nature in order to create a “urban + nature” hybrid form of community. The retail circulation   permeates and interplays with that of the indoor botanical garden, successfully merging the multi-dimensional (both horizontally and vertically) spaces of the two, bringing a nature-infused commercial retail experience to the customers.



A 48m-tall dome crowns the top of the large-scale botanical garden, sheltering open-style shopfronts knitted into multi-level terraces of greenery. Through sightline considerations and meticulous spatial planning, the botanical garden landscape visually extends and reaches beyond. Above the main entrance in the southeast, Through the movement of floorslab, the sightlines of the double-storey green retail space and the botanical garden echoes from within, while the vast curtain walls showcase the nature design theme, inviting traffic from the outside.


Another significant feature of the design is the innovative modular design of the facade through parametric modelling. Different materials were used to illustrate the abstract theme inspired by the poetic scenery of “wind”, “woods” and “clouds”. Curvatures of the ceramic tiles mimic the breeze of the wind, while the texture of aluminium panels subtly hints various elements from the mountains. Moreover, the use of LED lighting adds glamour and magnificence, animating and breathing life into the facade.


PHA possesses strong sensitivities and solid capabilities to attend to the growing needs for commercial centres to offer unique and comprehensive retail experience to their diverse customers. Hongkong Land’s Yorkville - The Ring in Chongqing is a true masterpiece as well as a manifesto of PHA’s scenario-based experiential design capabilities and its role as a visionary leader, spearheading the future of urban and commercial developments. The Ring opened in 2021.




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