Domus aurea

“Domus Aurea” is a furniture shopping mall featuring Italian brands and located in Shanghai. Since the building is to represent Italy, it is inspired by the ancient architecture of Rome, the Colosseum and the Palace of Italian Civilization, designed by architect Marcello Piacentini. At the main entrance, a classical staircase leads up to the building, on either side are waterfalls and two famous statues of David and Venus, very popular in the common imagination. The rhythm of the facade’s arches is interrupted by huge rectangular light monitors, giving the building a more contemporary look.