Richard Meier & Partners
The OCT Clubhouse is sited on a prominent island in the
middle of the OCT harbor lake.
The geometry of the Clubhouse follows a precise focal point from which "layers" of distinct spaces radiate and terminate in a sweeping curve that is seen from the Cultural and Entertainment Center across the water.
The firm's guiding principles of metal panel and mastery of
natural light define the building. The shift of natural light
throughout the day animates the interior of the clubhouse revealing
different spaces and the crisp surfaces. The dramatic planes and
natural light shape the space, mark the passage of time and the
presence of the sky.
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The OCT Clubhouse reflects a unique design while the architectural massing, the subtle folds and the modulated proportions are evocative of the firm's guiding principles.
At the south end of the island, linked to the Clubhouse by an outdoor pathway and garden, is the structure that houses the Indoor Pool and Fitness Center. The simple geometry of the Fitness Center contrasts with the adjacent Clubhouse in scale and form, providing a balance with the extroverted outline of the Clubhouse and stimulating the dialogue between the two structures.
The meandering paths through the gardens of the Clubhouse evoke
a strong sense of the Chinese landscape philosophy. Various vistas,
textures, flowers and settings offer an opportunity for solitude,
as well as platforms to admire the surrounding views of the water
and the harbor entertainment complexes beyond.
The new Shenzhen Clubhouse will provide guests and members with a restaurant, private dining suites, a multi-purpose area, as well as recreational facilities, a fitness center and a small exhibition gallery.
Facts about OCT Clubhouse
11,000 square meters
Bliss Fasman Lighting Design
Structural / MEP Engineer:
Institute of Architectural Design and Research (SADI)
King Glass Engineering (KGE)
Tianjin Urban Construction Design Institute Co.
Landscape & Architecture Planning Design Institute Co.
Photographed by Roland Halbe
Urban Entertainment Investment Company Of Shenzhen
Last updated: December 19, 2013
New York, New York, USA