Meteor Cinema, Guangzhou Shi Interior Development, Chinese Architecture Images
Meteor Cinema in Guangzhou Shi, China
Chinese Commercial Interior Development, China design by One Plus Partnership Limited
16 Mar 2017
Meteor Cinema in Guangzhou Shi Development,
Architects: One Plus Partnership Limited
Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Meteor Cinema in Guangzhou Shi Building
Meteor Cinema is a 2-storey cinema located in a shopping mall in Guangzhou. A meteor is an astronomical observation where a bright trail of light appears in the night sky when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere. This beautiful scene only appears in the sky for a very brief moment, and then vanishes without leaving any trace behind.
The process of filmmaking reminds of a meteor. A movie takes years to be completed; it is comprised of the hard work of a big team of people. The designers wanted to pay tribute to the filmmakers through the design of this cinema, to remind the audience of the passion and effort filmmakers have cultivated into their relatively short-lived enjoyment.
In order to capture the movement of a meteor shower, the designers have constructed scenes in the midst of a meteor shower in different styles, which can be found throughout the entire cinema.
In the lobby, long rectangular-cuboid decorations extend from the ceiling, mimicking the motion of a meteor shower streaking through the sky. To enhance the three-dimensional vibrant atmosphere, the rectangular cuboids point at two directions. The designers repeatedly adjusted the length and direction of these cuboids both on the computer and on set, to ensure that every piece is displayed at the right angle for the best overall effect.
To create a sense of movement, the edges of the cuboids are slightly slanted. The meteor shower looks as if it is falling very quickly with this sharper edge, creating a dramatic contrast with the fact that the ceiling feature frozen and motionless in real life.
The designers adopted an earth colour scheme to create an elegant atmosphere. Instead of using wood, which would inflict fire regulations, aluminium was used in creating the ceiling feature. These aluminium plates are coated with wood patterns in two different shades of brown to create a wood-like effect.
Apart from the ceiling feature, other decorations in the cinema, such as the signage and tiles on the wall, are also linear and oblique to match with the ceiling feature. The stainless steel signage showing the auditorium numbers look as if they are flying towards the audience, echoing the motion of the ceiling feature.
Meteor shower is transformed into flat rectangular shaped-stones in the corridor, which look as if they are growing from the ground. The designers used this shape to illustrate another possible configuration of the meteor shower in a dynamic way.
The concept of the meteor shower continues through the auditorium. To surprise the audience, a unique portrayal of a meteor shower can be found in each auditorium, e.g. different styles of wall decorations are installed; seats are replaced by beds for the audience to lie down and enjoy the meteor shower before the movie starts.
Through the design of Meteor Cinema, the designers have captured the short-lived meteor shower and presented it as an eternal installation. With matching decorations and signage design, the theme of meteor show is presented in the entire cinema in a harmonious and elegant fashion.
About One Plus Partnership Limited
One Plus Partnership Limited is an award-winning Hong Kong-based design firm established in 2004 by directors Ajax Law and Virginia Lung. One Plus designs a variety of projects, including cinemas, restaurants, retail stores, club houses, and sales offices, they also work on branding and product design projects.
Over the past 13 years, One Plus has been awarded 412 international interior design awards in the USA, Germany, Italy, UK and Japan.
In 2012, One Plus was the sole winner of Andrew Martin The International Interior Design Awards – The International Interior Designer of the Year Award, the first ever Asia design company who has won this honour. In 2013, One Plus received the Gold Award in the world renowned iF Design Awards in Germany, as the first Hong Kong interior design company that has won this title, and then again won the Gold Award for the second time in 2016.
In 2016, One Plus was awarded the Cultural & Creativity Awards by the Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries, officially recognized as the Hong Kong design company that has received the most international awards in the previous 5 years.
One Plus has established a significant status in both Hong Kong and overseas.
Photographer: One Plus Partnership Limited & Jonathan Leijonhufvud
Meteor Cinema in Guangzhou Shi images / information received 160317
Location: Guangzhou, China
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