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CHINA. Further details of the extraordinary China Tourism Group Duty Free (China Tourism Group) Haikou International Duty Free City project have emerged, with new renderings underlining the development’s beauty as well as its vast scale.

As revealed, the main frame of the above-ground steel structure of the giant duty free commercial complex (to be run by China Tourism Group subsidiary China Duty Free Group) has recently been capped. The topping of the project marks the completion of the main structure. Next up is the construction stage of curtain walls and roofing, and the related decorative work.

As reported yesterday, this landmark project is expected to officially open its doors in June 2022.

The Haikou International Duty Free City project covers some 675 mou (just over 110 acres), with a planned total construction area of ​​about 926,000sq m. It comprises six plots, anchored by a sprawling shopping complex (plot 5) that will rank as the world’s biggest duty free retail space.

A sense of fluidity flows through the complex, which features a variety of businesses, entertainment activities and an overall rainforest theme

The Haikou International Duty Free City design drawings, revealed publicly for the first time by China Tourism Group, illustrate the complex’s unique architectural design style, based on the begonia flower. The architectural design incorporates local elements such as Haikou’s nature and marine culture in an effort to create a unique and comfortable experience space for consumers.

The renderings reflect the charms of Haikou, and the internationally-oriented, environmentally and ecologically friendly nature of the port city.

To this, modern aesthetics and international sensibilities have been added to the design. A sense of fluidity flows through the complex, which features a variety of businesses, entertainment activities and an overall rainforest theme. It hopes to create a harmony between people, nature and architecture, and an extraordinarily enjoyable and elegant space where retail experience is transformed.

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