Remington Centre Exterior
Location: Markham, Canada
Program: Museum merged with Shopping Mall
Client: Remington Group Inc.
Contact: Johnson Yip, Senior Project Manager, +1 (416) 904-8188,
Area: 74,000 m²
Design Architect: JET
Executive Architect: Kohn Partnership Architects
Status: 2018 年竣工 Under Construction 2018
Located at the North East corner of Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue in Markham, Ontario, Canada, on the site of the former Market Village mall which closed and demolition started on March 1, 2018, Remington Centre is an 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) Chinese-Themed Museum merged with a shopping mall. In 2010, plans were developed to demolish Market Village and replace it with a larger and modern complex called the Remington Centre. The design features a three-level structure with over 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of retail and commercial space and condo towers located on the southeast end. The main concept was not just to make a traditional mall but to merge it with Asian Culture so the mall acts as a museum with rotating exhibits in each of their Asian themed Courts.
The bamboo court which is located on the south side of the building near the main entrance and welcomes shoppers with Chinese bamboo trees at the center and is a symbol of oriental beauty. The history of Chinese people planting and using bamboo can be traced back 7,000 years. The lotus court which is the food court area, is located at the northern side of the mall and is the symbol of purity in Chinese culture. The lotus is elegantly used in the ceiling design of the food court. The pine court, is the central main stage atrium and uses the pine cone in the ceiling design. In Chinese culture the pine tree, known as the sōngshù. Pine represents longevity and virtue and can be seen in traditional Chinese artworks and paintings. The Orchid court, on the north west side, is a secondary atrium with abstract orchid ceiling design which symbolizes wealth, fortune, love and beauty among others in Chinese culture. And finally, the Silk corridor which connects the three main courts is ornamented with magnificent silk-like suspended surface elements. Silk can be traced back in to Neolithic China, and later became highly desired across the empires of the ancient world As China’s most important export for much of its history, the material gave its name to the great trading network, the Silk Road, which inspired the corridor design, connecting main shopping nodes in the layout. The outdoor landscape design and pedestrian plaza, acts as a social network to embrace, represent and activate the local community with the multi-purpose open space including soft landscape and ponds. The contemporary exterior design blends the condos and malls with continuous curving surfaces that encompass the shopping center with its shell and welcomes natural light into the mall, creating a sense of gathering with a unique landmark design approach.