SHANGHAI, CHINA KMD is currently designing a new automobile retail center in the Putuo District of Shanghai. The client wishes to create a family-oriented shopping and entertainment experience that appeals to a broad range of ages and interests. Taking the form of the car itself as inspiration, KMD is designing a benchmark destination that will promote further development in the area. Automobile-themed sales, services and retail outlets will be integrated with traditional retail offerings in a pedestrian-oriented space that promotes sustainable architecture and landscape design practices. KMD’s design gives a distinctive formal expression to the originality and innovative nature of the retail component as well as an appropriate architectural expression of a company on the vanguard of Chinese enterprise and a memorable experience to all visitors and users.