The Ideal Cultural Landmark in Shanghai
TX Youth Energy Centre is a venue located in Shanghai, China. It gets up to 40,000 visitors on a busy day as people swarm the place looking to both see and be seen at the hottest spot in the city.
Dickson Szeto, a Hong Kong-born visionary real estate specialist, designed the centre with the intention of it becoming the ultimate cultural landmark for the city. He supervised every last element of design and content to get the perfect eclectic consumer mix that would stand out when compared to the traditional city shopping centers.
The TX Youth Energy Centre is a 6-story building located on Huai Hai Road. It used to be an Isetan department store, but it was gutted, refurbished, and designed to appeal to the youth of China’s most-populated city.
For retailers to set up shop in the building, they have to answer a series of questions and score a lease. This puts a lot of pressure on vendors as they try to maintain incredibly high standards while also showing their more innovative sides.
A Vision and a Plan
Even though the TX Youth Energy Centre has been open for less than 2 years, the concept of the building had been in the works for a much longer time. Szeto originally came to Shanghai in the mid-1990s and began working on projects including converting traditional buildings to modern restaurants or for boutique usage.
When it came to TX, Szeto wanted people to be able to go because they were interested in learning about new things, meeting people, and socializing, which is what brought upon the idea to make the building spacious.