Superimpose designed an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast. The project is situated at the top floor of one of Beijing’s newest and most high-end tower developments, the Genesis Community. Genesis Beijing is a mixed-use development combining a hotel, offices, gardens and a museum by Japanese Architect Tadao Ando. The members club will only be accessible to a private and selected group of members.
▼酒窖入口玻璃的镜面门映射着城市轮廓，the dark mirrored glass mirrors the skyline
The members club is where the client organizes gatherings and stores and consumes his valuable wine and tea collection. The space is divided by a central element creating two distinctive worlds: the client’s office space and the private member’s club. Members enter through a hidden pivot-door into the exclusive member’s club that instantly offers spectacular views over Beijing’s embassy and financial districts. The golden stainless steel central element subtly reflects the skyline and naturally forms a backdrop of the entire members club.
▼会员从隐蔽的旋转门进入到会所内，members enter through a hidden pivot-door into the exclusive member’s club
▼滑动门开启多重空间，the sliding door connects the spaces
▼整个空间被分割为办公区域和私人会所，the space is divided by a central element to the client’s office space and the private member’s club
A segment of the central divider is constructed with dark mirrored glass which mirrors the skyline and hides the ‘Sky Cellar’. This ‘Sky Cellar’ is a designed to be a reinterpretation of the traditional wine cellar. Members access into the hidden exclusive wine cellar through the automated sliding glass doors. The 25 sqm cellar stores up to 500 bottles of wine from six famous wine regions around the world; Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Napa, Mosel and Barolo. During day time, the mirrored glass doors hide the wine cellar and protects the wines from direct sunlight. The mirror doors allow members to admire both the wine and skyline whilst being inside the wine cellar. At sunset and during evening hours, the wine cellar lights up and reveals the 500 wine bottles to the main space.
▼会员通过自动平开玻璃门进入隐藏的私人酒窖，members access into the hidden exclusive wine cellar through the automated sliding glass doors
▼酒窖内部，interior of the Cellar
An abstract representation of the six wine regions is installed underneath a glass floor with automated light. Superimpose designed the maps and constructed them by using concrete ash mud for the topography and stainless steel for the rivers. Within the stainless steel shelves, an acrylic base is being used and designed in such a way that it allows for multiple storing positions of the wine bottles. Bottles can be displayed and stored either stacked or inclined to display the bottle etiquette. At the same time the acrylic base allow for an optimised light distribution inside the wine cellar.
▼酒窖的玻璃地面下方是六大葡萄酒产地的抽象地图装置并带有自动感应灯光，an abstract representation of the six wine regions is installed underneath a glass floor with automated light
▼酒架材料为不锈钢，the stainless steel shelves
▼空间细节，detail of the interior space
▼会所向外远眺的景色，view to the outside
▼酒窖地板图案，pattern on the floor
主创建筑师: Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt.
设计团队: 优思建筑事务所，Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Huimin Xie, Yujia Deng, Xiaoyu Xu, Casper Kraai. 项目地址: 北京新源南路启皓
面积: 203 平方
社交媒体: @superimposearchitecture // #superimposearchitecture
材料1: 不锈钢 (京南方)
材料2: 木地板 (摩兰)
材料3: 布艺 (郁金香布艺)
摄影师：@archmospheres (Marc Goodwin)
Project Name: Genesis Members Club
Project Name: Genesis Skycellar
Partners Superimpose: Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt.
Design team: Superimpose Architecture
Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Huimin Xie, Yujia Deng, Xiaoyu Xu, Casper Kraai.
Site: Genesis, Xinyuan South Road, Beijing, China
GFA: 203 sqm
Social Media: @superimposearchitecture // #superimposearchitecture
Product 1: Stainless Steel (Jing Nan Fang)
Product 2: Timber Floor (Moland Flooring)
Product 3: Felt Panel (Tulip Fabric)
PHOTOGRAPHS CREDITS: @archmospheres (Marc Goodwin)