AECOM teamed with Callison Architecture to provide conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation review, and construction observation services for the first of five phases of an overall mixed-use development masterplan. The high end shopping center is the premier retail destination kind in Chengdu, which has a population of over 8 million people. This first phase consists of a seven-story terraced retail mall and a 60-story office building. We designed all of the open spaces for the project including the streetscape, retail mall terraces, main plazas, arrival courts, and all on-structure courtyard spaces.Our design concept reflects the two aspects of the mall’s architecture: rigid and natural. The rigid façades are reflected with clean lines that then flow into more fluid forms as the building façade shifts to curvilinear terraces. This is also reflected in leaf shaped forms in the planters, seating, and trellises on the terrace-facing side of the plaza. The main entrance includes a playful water feature for hot summer days, as well as seating that faces a large LED screen. The first phase opened in 2012, with four remaining phases undergoing various stages of completion.