The Ring is the inaugural development in Hongkong Land’s new retail series by the same name. Located in the Jinzhou Business District, within the Liangjiang New Area, China, The Ring is being developed in the residential center of the city. The retail-led destination is situated next to Yorkville, the high-end residential development also by Hongkong Land, which borders the Zhaomushan Forest Park.
The Ring is a ground-breaking ecological retail destination featuring one of China’s largest indoor botanic gardens
The design seeks to deliver a new-generation social destination, an urban natural community, and a landmark regional commercial center. The power of biophilia and our desire to be close to nature is front and center, pushing the agenda forward for future commercial developments. The scheme occupies a total of 430,000 sqm with approximately 154,000 sqm dedicated to the seven-level mall, 14,000 sqm to the retail street, 111,000 sqm to the super grade A office building, and 6,000 sqm to the indoor botanic garden. Direct connections to Chongqing Metro Line 5 (completed) and Line 15 (still in planning) offer convenient access across the entire city.
The innovative interior design centers on a ‘Mountain City’ concept; reimagining the natural terrain of Chongqing and expressing it in a contemporary way. Cutting-edge and environmental protection technologies were used to construct the green ecological experience, producing an oasis for the city. Complementing the indoor gardens, specialty activity hubs such as the ‘Free+’ dynamic sporting facility and ‘Open Lab’, a calm public space for reading and gathering, help meet the diverse demands of changing consumer preferences. The Ring’s indoor botanical garden, coupled with its sports and culture-themed interactive offerings, breaks traditional space limitations and brings people together with nature. The development’s programming features a diverse collection of spaces that form a creative mix and offering that spans sports and leisure, edutainment, family, dining, and culture.