Trips to cinemas have always left the movie-goers contended with dazzles. While the audiences are watching the film in the auditorium, they could let their imagination run wild. Especially the science fiction film genres, like ‘Inception’ or ‘Interstellar’. These films further ignite the audiences’ creativity. The designers visualize the scenes from these movies, creating yet another vivid interior which welcomes the audiences as if they have walked into a real movie setting.
Project Name: Wuhan Wushang Mall International Cinema
Architect Name: One Plus Partnership
Photographer: Jonathan Leijonhufvud
Completion Date: 14/12/2014
Size: 6,200 sq. m.
Location: Wuhan, China
Theme: science fiction movies
Upon entering the cinema, audiences’ eyes would meet with the variousshaped and three dimensional boxes. Black and white engulfs the perimeter, conveying a hint of futuristic and muti－dimensional feeling appears in science fiction movies. Rectangular-shaped concessions and kiosk inclined with assorted angles, camouflaging themselves in the furturistic background, which triggers the association of meteors in space or the second element of psychedelic space.
On the ceiling above the concession lays a rectangular LED box, which could play movies or dynamic graphics within the area. Black marble tiles with white veins coated the entire ground. The flooring, which is supposed to be a two dimensional object, fills with three dimensional geometric graphics, as if they are multifold of rectangular boxes emerging from the ground.
Along the corridor, the vibe of science fiction movies lingers. Several three dimensional white-coated metal pillars grow towards different directions, enacting the scenes out of someone‘s imagination, whereas objects were being placed randomly and scattered around. These irregularly-shaped pillars crisscrossed with each other to give a unique visual effect. Some of them even elongates into seats for people to take a rest. The lights on the ceiling also shaped like pillars, developing towards different directions and angles, visualizing the science fiction vibes further.
In the washroom, pillars elongate from the ceiling, minimizing the room space to create a sense of pressure. Several square basins look like the irregular objects that would only appear in the future. Grey three dimensional squareshaped boxes of sound absorbing materials surround the auditorium, pointing towards altered angles. Some boxes enclose light sources, which add a hint of mystery towards the whole design. With a monotone of grey engulfing the whole perimeter, the audience could certainly feel a sense of perplexing and secretive vibe that the designers created. Different lengths of black and white stripes in the VIP room continue the three dimensional theme, adding an edgy whiff to welcome the special guests.
ONE PLUS Partnership
ONE PLUS Partnership Limited is a Hong Kong-based interior design firm established in 2004 by directors Ajax Law and Virginia Lung. We designed a variety of projects, including more than 70 cinemas and other venues such as restaurants, retail stores, clubhouses, sales offices and commercial offices. Every project One Plus designed must be THEME DRIVEN, which means designers will search for a theme matches the project and trying to involve related element into every detail. Our goal is to surmount the previous project we designed, we are aiming to be as unique as possible, be the one and only design in the world. Over the past 15 years, One Plus has been awarded over 600 international interior design awards globally.
One Plus has won 19 Awards in Germany iF Design Awards, including 3 Gold Awards. One Plus has won a total of 32 US IIDA Awards, including the Overall Winner and Best of Competition for the best design among 10 design categories. Other key awards include 18 Germany Red Dot Design Award, one Best of The Best in 2018; 19 UK FX International Design Awards, 18 World Interiors News Awards, 7 INSIDE Festival of Interiors Awards;
8 US Contract Magazine – Annual Interiors Awards, 29 Interior Design Magazine – Best of Year Awards; 30 Italy A’ Design Award; 21 Japan JCD Design Award, 25 Good Design Award. 5 cinema projects have been nominated for the entertainment venue of the year in Frame Awards 2018 and two of the projects have won the jury prize and people’s choice award. In 2012, One Plus was the sole winner of Andrew Martin The International Interior Design Awards – The International Interior Designer of the Year Award, the first ever Asia design company who has won this honor. This award is described as “The Oscars of Interior Design” by Sunday Times, it is now One Plus’s 15th consecutive year as a finalist of this award.