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For Dubai Mall’s newest extension Kokaistudios amplified key visual identifiers of Far East Asian culture – including fans, lanterns, and lattice – for an alternative take on traditional Chinatowns. Figuratively transporting visitors to the Middle Kingdom are four thematic areas that collectively construct a narrative of China. The project creates an exciting destination for visitors to discover everything from the country’s newest brands to its age-old traditions.

Project Name: Dubai Mall Chinatown

Location: Dubai, UAE

Client: Emaar Properties

General Project Management Company: WSP (Middle East)

Opening Time: Sep. 23, 2023

Service Scope: architectual facade renovation+interior design

Interior Design Area: 9100sqm

Design Company: Kokaistudios

Chief Designers: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani

Design Director: Pietro Peyron

Design Team:

Interior: Suzy Zhang, Alex Jiang, Chang Qing, Kim Jin, Sila Beste Tekin

Architecture: Andrea Antonucci, Lu Tian, Zhu Wenye, Zheng Fei

FF&E: Winnie Chen, Rao Lingshan


Lighting Design: Inverse Lighting

Lighting Show Design: Jason Bruges Studio

Signage & Graphic Design Concept: Spectra


Text: Frances Arnold

Photography: Anique Ahmed

Media Contact: Jacqueline Chiang


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