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CIFI Kunming Plaza

Company10 Design
Lead DesignersChin Yong Ng, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk
Design TeamCarrie Wang, Ren Wen, Javier Perea, Nicole Wang, Jeff Widjaja, Isla Song, Mujung Kang, Thien Ly, Karl Ostgard, Ted Tan, Leo Liu, Rochana Verma, Tipa T
Project LocationYunnan, China
ClientCIFI Group
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Retails, Shops, Department stores, Mall
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Entry Description

The design for CIFI Kunming Plaza, a mixed use destination in China, is rooted in the city’s natural terraced landscape and its year-round spring-like weather, aiming to provide ample outdoor spaces with an open retail street.

It comprises of 2 interconnected malls, a retail street, and 3 serviced apartment and hotel towers.

The key driver is the creation of an outdoor retail street that simulates a green valley, winding across the site between the malls and towers - designed to create a dynamic retail experience by seamlessly integrating the indoor malls with the outdoor retail street.


10 Design is an international architecture and master planning practice with offices in Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Dubai, Miami*, London*, Shenzhen, Singapore, and San Francisco*. The practice works in 60 cities across Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Americas. 10 Design works at diverse scales, from the design of individual buildings to the planning of cities. It focuses on bringing innovative design solutions for multicultural projects, with economic and social integrity.

*San Francisco-based hospitality expert SB Architects has joined 10 Design (part of Egis Group) in July 2022.

Awards and Prize

Embracing talent is part of 10 Design’s ethos. We employ over 380 creatives from more than 30 nationalities, speaking over 40 languages and dialects. This important cultural advantage brings diversity and creativity to 10 Design’s work in around 60 cities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Americas.

Our talented design team has already won 80+ international awards and design competitions since its inception in 2010. Most notably are the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2020, the International Property Awards Dubai 2019, the CTBUH Urban Habitat Awards 2018, LEED Platinum Certification 2018, Architecture Masterprize 2018, ME Architects Awards 2018, Identity Design Awards 2018, WAN Awards 2017, 2012, 2011, MIPIM Asia 2016, and Cityscape Emerging Awards 2017, 2016, 2014 to name a few.

10 Design has also been ranked in the World Architecture Top 100 Architects since 2012.