‘shenzhen clubhouse’ by richard meier architects, shenzhen, china
all images courtesy richard meier architects
positioned upon an island within the OCT bay in shenzhen, china, the ‘shenzhen clubhouse’ designed by new york-based
practice richard meier architects is nearing completion. upon traversing a pedestrian bridge across the water, guests pass through
a promenade lined with and allée of trees towards an arrival court and central fountain. within view of the urban and
cultural district across the water, the internal spaces are radially arranged within the sweeping external form offering views
of the city. clad with signature white metal panels, daylight filters through the overlay of solid panes and voids producing
an interplay of light and shadow through the skylights and vertical screens.
approach to the complex
the 11,000 square meter complex will provide a restaurant, multipurpose area and a small gallery along with private
dining suites and recreational facilities. a lush landscape and pathway connect to the pool and fitness center at the southern end
of the isle. the outdoor areas are planted with indigenous flowers and orchards while a reflecting pool cascades from the lobby.
rooted within chinese philosophy, the meandering garden paths produce an intimate experience filled with delicate textures
and captivating vistas. the understated massing of the secondary structure compliments the entry building by reducing the overall scale
and instead opening the ceiling into a generous skylight above the 25 meter lap pool along with three glass perimeter walls with
prospects of the landscape.
arrival court and central fountain
(left) atrium under construction
(left) perimeter corridor
(right) fins lining the facade
front elevation under construction
floor plan / level 0
floor plan / level 1
floor plan / level 2