Kinokuniya Kaosiung Dome, Taiwan

 

The 1200sqm flagship store within Southern Taiwan is located within the children's department of the mall. With this context, the store experience draws from a Japanese illustration book 'Chiri & Chiriri', where 2 young children explore and discover joys within the woods. Moods and scenes inspired from this narrative would lend themselves to the design of the ambience, and in turn, we hope that the shoppers may momentarily be slowed down to find joys in what they read.

 

The theme of the magic forest is instilled within the store, and we try to relate it beyond, where the immediate edge of the store is linked to an outdoor events garden. The main circulation path formed a natural loop, pointing to the store's main entrance and the outdoor garden to further this play of 'garden touring'.