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The Pudong Yacht Club, located on the most prestigious bank of Huangpu River and at the feet of the most incredible new skyscrapers in Shanghai, is undergoing a total updating and renovation. A curved glass wall will wrap the existing building where there is a huge terrace with a bar lounge and restaurant which dominate the skyline. A bar configured as a shell, or an open oyster, is located in the center of the terrace. There are day beds and outdoor furniture designed by HEIMstyle located along the terrace in view of the Shanghai skyline. The façade is elongated with a huge glass sail covered with LED screen light illuminating it after dark. The barge in front of the façade is covered with a very long LED screen advertising the Yacht Club on the river. On the terrace of the barge is a newly renovated “captain’s headquarters.” The lobby is a new vision for the Yacht Club. An outdoor lobby takes on the appearance of a deck with modern furniture and a desk glowing as a coral shell decorating the lobby. Two aquariums with sharks will be in both sides of the entrance as well as model boats displayed occasionally in the lobby. The whole skin of the wall, especially in the entrance, will diffuse natural and artificial LED light. Inside the building, every floor has a theme. The second floor is a multimedia space converted into a ballroom ideal for gala, fashion runway, a car or boat show or media room. An Asian culture room in the front of the second floor serves as an exhibition area with a global aspect for art and a place to sample Chinese tea. The third floor is designed for entertaining with a contemporary media room equipped with the most sophisticated technology. The fourth and fifth floors are for VIP dining and luxury events. Contrived to simulate being outside on a cruise ship, the fifth floor has a circular configuration. The sixth floor penthouse will also be circular in design with sophisticated décor and a sky dome as an observation deck. A true symbol of the new yacht club is the aquatic magical spiral stair. Sculptured to appear as a whale’s tale or a sea snake, the metal sculpture emerges from the parking lot and leads visitors to the second floor via an outdoor access. The spiral stair is linked to an elevated platform equipped with pistons that will bring boats and cars to a second floor exhibition hall. This four-floor high metallic sculpture brings a dynamic aspect to the exterior especially when illuminated by LED lights at night.







March 2013

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