XIAN BONA CINEMA

Designed by: PULSE ON PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
For client: Bona International Cineplex Investment and Management Co., Ltd Floor area: 5847.00 M² Year of completion: 2018
Submitted for: Entertainment Venue of the Year

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In the lobby, the designers use the metal frames to create several roof-like frames in an abstract way.

About the Project

Xian BONA Cinema is located in Xi'an - this is an ancient city of China and once was the capital of several Chinese dynasties - this is the reason why the designers associate the design theme of this design with the traditional Chinese architecture. Back in the ancient times, the craftsmen had mastered the characteristics of the wood structure to create the smooth outlines of the roofs, as if a bird is spreading its wings. The designers have also referred to the famous Chinese painter, Wu Guanzhong's ink painting for this project. Wu had painted various aspects of China, including much of its architecture in a style reminiscent of the impressionist painters of the early 1900s. He used very simple and smooth lines to outline the roof of the ancient Chinese buildings.

What’s unique about it

The theme of this project is about traditional Chinese architecture, because Xian is an ancient city of China. Back in the old days, the craftsmen used wood to create the smooth outlines of the roofs. The designers have also referred to the famous Chinese painter, Wu Guanzhong's ink painting for this project. He used very simple and smooth lines to outline the roof of the ancient Chinese buildings.

In the lobby, the designers use the metal frames to create several roof-like frames in an abstract way. They have picked red, the most representative color of China, and gray as the 2 main colors for this project. In the children's area, the outline of the roof changes from straight lines to smooth curved lines which looks more suitable for children. The splashing ink patterns on floor is also a traditional Chinese element.

They have used a modern way to illustrate the hidden message of Chinese buildings, showing the audience yet again another distinctive and intriguing design.

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In this design, the designers have used a modern way to illustrate the hidden message of Chinese buildings, showing the audience yet again another distinctive and intriguing design.

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The children's area continues to focus on Chinese elements, but replaced with pink and green colors - which are more lively, yet still modern.

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When you step into the auditorium, the design remains consistently simple, and the designers create a unique pattern using red bricks on the wall, which is similar to the gray one in the lobby.

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Long strips of bricks create the floor pattern, which has simple lines that echo with the straight metal frame.

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The designers have deliberately added some bright red bricks here and there, so to assemble an eye-catching and interesting arrangement.

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The perimeter and pillars of the lobby are made of gray marble, while the ceiling and wall are covered with stone textured finish powder coating - resembling the effect of the bricks used in ancient Chinese buildings.

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The designers have picked red, the most representative colour of China, and gray as the 2 main colours for this project.

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Some of these metal frames even have the spotlight function, adding an extra layer of light and shadow within the interiors.

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Metal frames are freely scattered around the lobby, creating a very dynamic three-dimensional space.

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PULSE ON PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

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