New shopping mall
Shanghai Jinqiao Commercial Management
The Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao shopping mall in Shanghai, China, was developed by Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan’s subsidiary Shanghai Jinqiao Commercial Management.
Opened in April 2021, the shopping centre is designed to provide an experiential shopping experience to visitors. The mall hosts multiple fashion brands, daily convenience stores, a restaurant area, and amusement facilities.
Construction of the mall started with the ground-breaking ceremony held in March 2017. Built by Shanghai Jinqiao Export Processing Zone United Development, the main building of the shopping mall was handed over to Mitsui Fudosan in November 2020. The mall is expected to be fully opened in late 2021.
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao location
LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao is located on approximately 462,848ft² (43,000m²) of land on 738 Xinjinqiao Road within the Pilot Free Trade Zone (Jinqiao Development Zone) in the Pudong New District, east of Shanghai city.
The shopping centre is at approximately seven minutes walking distance from Taierzhuang Station on Shanghai Metro Line 9.
Design and features of the shopping centre
The shopping centre incorporates geometric designs and dynamic design elements inspired by contemporary and modern features of Shanghai and traditional Japanese origami art.
A unique and attractive feature of the shopping centre is a life-sized Freedom Gundam statue outside the building. Freedom Gundam is a mobile suit that appeared in the Japanese anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, which was broadcast in 2002. It is the first full-sized Gundam statue installed outside Japan. Mitsui Fudosan installed the statue in collaboration with Bandai Namco Group subsidiaries, namely Sunrise and Sotsu.
The shopping centre is part of an 11-storey building that also houses office space. The office component is not part of the shopping mall project. In addition to the 11 above-ground floors, the building has two floors below ground.
The basement levels house car parking lots that can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles, while the retail area extends between the first basement and the sixth floor and partly occupies the seventh floor. The office space is between the seventh and 11th floors.
The total floor area of the building is approximately 1.57 million square feet (146,000m²), of which the retail component spans 1.38 million square feet (129,000m²) and the office area is 18,298ft² (17,000m²).
Retail offerings at Mitsui Shopping Park
The shopping centre will house approximately 180 stores. Experiential stores at the mall will include Bandai Namco VS Park, Asobi Park Plus, Coo & Riku, Space Zoom, and Will’s Fitness.
Other stores will include Uniqlo, Nitori, Urban Revivo, Kicks Lounge, Adidas, Seiko, Jins, Paris Miki, Combi, and X11.
Dining options at LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao
The dining area of the shopping centre will have a Japanese restaurant zone with 13 restaurants. It features several Japanese design elements such as eaves and noren curtains. The restaurants will feature the latest trends in Japanese cuisine.
The food court at the mall will have a seating capacity of about 600, across ten Chinese restaurants. It will also include amenities such as kids’ seats, baby chairs, and a play area for children.
A snack and food sales zone, known as ‘LaLa Marche’, resembles a typical Japanese department store selling food items. LaLa Marche will include both Japanese and Chinese sweet shops, restaurants, and other food stores.
Other amenities at the mall
The shopping destination offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces. People from the upper floors can also view the events due to the four storey-high stairwell section. Several large LED screens are also placed across the building.
The shopping facility will feature feeding rooms and spaces to organise events for parents and children. ‘Mama With Lalaport’ is an initiative to make the shopping destination family-friendly. The initiative has already been implemented at other locations in Japan and is being launched for the first time in China.
LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao will also include a showroom for electric vehicles, and 128 electric vehicle charging stations in its parking space.