11th November 2020 | IN PROJECT OF THE WEEK | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Project of the Week This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a clubhouse design by SBID Awards Finalist, Kris Lin International Design. Located next to Xi’an’s largest urban ecological park, the aim of this project was to marry nature and architecture into one, while incorporating Chinese gardens and drawing on Central Park as a key theme. SBID Awards Category: Club & Bar Design Sponsored by Garrett Leather Finalist: Kris Lin International Design Project: Central Park Location: Xi’an, China What was the client’s brief? The project is located in Xi’an, next to Xi’an’s largest urban ecological park, and has become a natural landscape resource for the project. The designers used “Central Park” as the theme to create a club with a park experience. Upon entering the reception center, the designers use a set of “wood truss” structures as ceilings in the area of the entrance lobby to form a pavilion shape. The pavilion was a place for pedestrians to rest in ancient times. The glazed leaf installation art runs through the entire space. From the side of the foyer, the leaves begin to fall, and then to the foyer ceiling, and finally falls in the foyer pool. The orderly layout pendant design looks as if the leaves have been blown into the space by the wind. What inspired the interior design of the project? Harmony between nature and architecture. The project is located next to Xi’an’s largest urban ecological park and has become a natural landscape resource for the project. The designers hope to use the “Central Park” as the theme, combined with the guest line and use the “Introduction, elucidation, transition, and summary” design method to create a reception center with park experience. The harmony between nature and architecture is formed. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? The biggest challenge was integrating both the traditional Chinese gardens into the interior, and extending the outdoor park landscape into the interior. What was your team’s highlight of the project? The biggest highlight of the project was being able to meet the client’s needs and designed and built the interior space. Achieving the combination of the “Central Park” theme, the guest line, and a reception center with a park experience. Why did you enter the SBID Awards? We have been entering the SBID Awards for many years, and have achieved good results every year. The shortlisting of each work is a great affirmation for us, and we also hoped to win a grand prize. Questions answered by Kris Lin, Lead Director of Kris Lin International Design. We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! Let us know what inspired you #SBIDinspire. If you the last installment of Project of the Week, featuring a villa with Italian detailing, click here to see more.