A new center for trading small goods across the world has been designed in China’s City of Yiwu and named Lahas Zone. Breakthrough innovations have replaced farming in the area, focusing on growing a business community within a structure housing green services, offices, and exhibitions. Designed by CROX International, the former factory was transformed by avant-garde architect of the natural styles – Tsueng-Jin Lin – into a contemporary interpretation of Chinese stylized living models.
With a plan to continually transform the spaces in the future, architects imagined a warm wooden shell to mask the cement facade, adding an inviting feeling of comfort to the mix. Based on creating a seamlessly connected set of interiors that fluidly flow towards the outdoors, the creative minds behind the project imagined a light-flooded atrium to welcome people inside. A fascinating wooden structure rising three floors high attracts people to see a Chinese style reinterpreted in a contemporary shape. Perfect for a comfortable, well lit and attractive lifestyle, the center will bring more innovations as well as a sense of powerful creation to the city.