Shanghai – Continuing its exploration of the future of living, car brand Mini has announced its plans to build a co-living development in partnership with Chinese property developer Nova Property Investment Co. The complex, which will include apartments, workspaces and car-sharing services, will be located in a former paint factory in the city’s Jing’an district.
The initiative is the first commercial building project from the brand’s research arm Mini Living, which was launched in 2016. Its accommodation offer is aimed at creatives, young professionals and couples, and will comprise a series of one- and two-bedroom apartments complete with bookable guest rooms. The space will also feature public areas such as playgrounds, shops and restaurants. For more on Mini’s move into the design world, watch our interview with Esther Bahne, head of brand strategy at Mini.