Case Study: an urban lighting project – Qing Dao Capitaland Shopping Mall

Case Study: an urban lighting project – Qing Dao Capitaland Shopping Mall

The Capitaland Shopping Mall stands in the central business district of  Qing Dao City, China. It is the only shopping mall being built directly on top of the railway station within the CBD, advanced in it’s unique superiority in transportation. The building has adequately combining cities’ features, centralizing oceanic element, open terrace, outdoor dining, cross-layer catering and hanging garden, in order to become a social area where natural ecology and urbanization were harmonized.


Architecture Design: Laguarda.Low Architects (LLA)
Interior Design: Laguarda.Low Architects (LLA)
Landscape Design: AoYa
Lighting Design: BPI
Lighting Products Supplier:Shone Lighting


The construction and interior design of Capitaland Mall New City Central were taken over by the American Architecture Design Company Laguarda.Low Architects (LLA). In the uses of wavy line, and as they are grouped and stacked in different combinations in a well-proportioned way, the building is able to show its gorgeous from all the angles.


While at night, the lighting belt hiding under the shadow of the cowl flaps would light up in every corners, depicting the dexterous posture of the building. The details of angles and jointing for these lamp slot node and lighting belts have been optimized and experimented repeatedly to make sure they present the best effect. These lighting belts were tuned in natural colour gradients and were attached steadily outside the building, working well for being static or dynamic.

Every cross-layer levels and entrances of the building have a red aluminum board which will be illuminated evenly using floodlight. These light carriers would be more recognizable and have stronger visual impacts on the building at night. In combination with the lights, the language of the building at night is definable.

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