Gallery: NL Architects Dream Up a Supermarket Topped with a Lush Park f...

Most grocery stores are giant, windowless boxes, devoid of light and air and only meant for the utilitarian purpose of selling food. NL Architects was tasked by a housing company to come up with a super market appropriate for the tropical resort town of Sanya, the southernmost city in China. Rather than leave the market at ground level, the Dutch firm pushed the grocery store underground and replaced the ground level with retail and topped it off with a lush, terraced park. The result is Super Market Sanya Lake Park, a market that is truly super.

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  1. Susan Rainier November 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This is the transformative design that is needed to live in harmony with nature and save the planet. Look how beautiful it can be. Changing to design and live this way will create an abundant, healthy economy and society.

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