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Aedas-designed Xi’an Lovi Center opens to public

Combining a shopping mall, office towers and hotel facilities, the design concept revolves around the ideas of a garden city.

Aedas-designed Xi’an Lovi Center opens to public

In a bid to offer an unparalleled urban oasis to its residents and visitors, the highly-anticipated Xi’an Lovi Center in China has officially opened its doors in June 2023. Designed by renowned architecture and design firm Aedas, it has quickly become a popular mixed-use destination, captivating visitors with its unique blend of public space and lush greenery.

Comprising a shopping mall, office towers, and a hotel in one stunning location, the Xi’an Lovi Center has established itself as a true marvel of architectural innovation. Its design concept revolves around the ideas of a garden city, immersing the entire complex in a breathtaking tapestry of natural beauty. Podiums, gardens, and green belts are teeming with 100 per cent natural greenery and flowers, creating a serene and people-centric atmosphere that sets Xi’an Lovi Center apart from conventional commercial spaces.

Xi'an Lovi Center by Aedas

What makes Lovi Center truly exceptional is its ability to offer an immersive experience that goes beyond mere retail therapy. It serves as a hub for art and cultural exhibitions, providing visitors with an interactive and inspiring journey through its diverse range of activities. The inclusion of numerous leisure and recreational brands caters to the needs and desires of visitors of all ages, solidifying Lovi Center’s status as an iconic retail destination.

Drawing inspiration from the four seasons, Aedas has skillfully integrated various flower characteristics into the building’s façade, canopies, public spaces, and interiors. A striking cascading funnel adorns the atrium, doubling as a mesmerising canvas for a captivating 360-degree light show. This ingenious design element seamlessly connects the different floors, fostering a sense of unity throughout the complex.

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Xi'an Lovi Center by Aedas

To further enhance the visitor experience, the space within Lovi Center has been thoughtfully arranged to guide users towards the rooftop garden and amphitheater. This intentional layout encourages a wide range of social and commercial activities to take place within an open, biophilic, and porous environment, promoting a harmonious blend of nature and human interaction.

Expressing their satisfaction with the project’s realisation, Global Design Principals Christine Lam and David Clayton from Aedas commented, “We have designed the project with a focus on aesthetics and functionality, infusing vitality into the city. We are delighted to witness its completion and eagerly anticipate the opening of the hotel next year.”

Xi'an Lovi Center by Aedas
Xi'an Lovi Center by Aedas
Xi'an Lovi Center by Aedas
Xi'an Lovi Center by Aedas

Lovi Center

Location: Xi’an, China
Client: Shaanxi Nan-Feihong Industrial Co., Ltd.
Architect: Aedas
Design Directors: Christine Lam and David Clayton
Gross Floor Area: 195,000 sq m
Completion Year: June 2023

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