This is a project by Kokaistudios and it is located at Shanghai, China. Project's program: Interior renovation design of heritage building. There are seventeen images for Park 33.
Back on the Bund!
The large park located at the north end of the historical Bund covers and area 17.000 sqm and represents the most outstanding prime location of the city, a urban oasis from which appreciate an amazing view of the bund and the Huangpu river. The park hosts at his center two main buildings where the former British Consulate and the former residence of the consul were located, for a total area of 4.500 sqm. Envisioned as a multi-functional venue for both private and government functions, the larger building houses the more formal convention facilities while the smaller villa houses the various F&B facilities.
The project site presented a series of difficult challenges as the client plan called for a complete change of function from the past setting of offices and administrative areas to its new usage with a new grand hall, exhibition center, bar, coffee shop and restaurants developed around a newly designed garden foyer in the center of the building; which previously had housed technical facilities in an open courtyard.
The key of innovation of the entire project is focused around the reconfiguration of this new garden foyer where using extremely contemporary design instruments Kokaistudios revolution the original layout of the building by providing a large and airy foyer, hub strategically positioned in the middle of the building to distribute the traffic between different functions.
For the institutional spaces Kokaistudios created a new restyling providing an elegant combination of materials and contemporary iconic furniture so to underline the new course of public Chinese institutions by opening to the rest of the world.