Liuzhou, China is located on the banks of the winding Liu River – this clear and green river is one of the main navigable rivers that runs through Liuzhou and is famous for its curved shape. The two sides of the Liu River have gathered many small and big families. While the Liu River has connected everyone together, the people are also guarding this piece of pure land in the south and coexisting harmoniously with the nature. The long and curly shape of the Liu River is reminiscent of film rolls, which is one of the main elements in movie-making. In addition to the similarities of the shapes between the two, film is also a media that can connect people together regardless of borders. This is the reason why the designers adopted the theme of ‘Liu River’ in this cinema in Liuzhou, combining local characteristics with film elements to show the wonderful connection between people.
▼电影院大堂，采用「江」的主题，the cinema lobby with the theme of ‘Liu River’
When one enters the cinema lobby, he can immediately see the breathtaking wavy walls descending from the ceiling – the designers have deliberately captured the natural curvy forms of the rivers. The running rivers reflected the sparkling glimmer of the sunshine. This is the reason why the designers have decided to leave the original colours of these natural materials so to correspond tightly with the theme. These curly design enriches the whole space. There are no specific rules with the wavy walls and ceilings design, so they decorate the lobby randomly which makes people feel free. In order to make the whole design more consistent, the logos on the wall are also designed with a rounded edge.
▼电影院大堂中的休息空间，设有从天花而降的波浪卷曲造形设计，the seating area in the cinema lobby with the breathtaking wavy walls descending from the ceiling
▼电影院大堂局部，采用深色纹理的墙面，partial interior view of the cinema lobby with the dark wall surface covered by texutre
▼波浪卷曲造形设计细节，模仿河流自然弯曲的形态，details of the wavy walls descending from the ceiling, imitating the natural curvy forms of the rivers
▼影厅部分的走廊，采用波浪墙身，the corridor in front of the auditorium with the wavy wall
The wavy wall extends all the way to the corridor, leading the audience to the auditorium. At the same time, it also incorporates the concept of rivers. The blue wall and ceiling features imitate the shimmering spots on the surface of the water caused by reflection, which makes the audience feel like as if being surrounded by rivers. The patterns on the carpets are also in wavy shapes, as if transforming the lobby wall and ceiling into a huge floor plan. While the audience is fascinated by the movie, the designers also inadvertently connect the theme with the space.
▼影厅室内，墙壁和天花板上的蓝色形体模仿水面的反射，interior view of the auditorium, the blue forms on the wall and ceiling imitate the shimmering spots on the surface of the water caused by reflection
▼影厅室内局部，墙身的标志采用了圆边的字体设计，partial interior view of the auditorium, the logos on the wall use the round-corner design approach
Even the washrooms are also matched to the theme of the design. All objects are designed with rounded edges, including mirrors and wash basins, and even the door handles. These combinations make the entire gray and white space more stylish yet intimate.
▼影院楼梯空间，从天花板降下来的波浪卷曲造形引导着人们走向影厅，the interior stairs space, the wavy wall descending from the ceiling leads the audience to the auditorium
项目设计 & 完成年份：2018年12月完工
Project name: Jinyi Cinema
Design: One Plus Partnership
Design year & Completion Year: 12/2018
Leader designer & Team: Ajax Law & Virginia Lung
Project location: Liuzhou
Gross Built Area (square meters): 4443㎡
Clients: Jinyi Cinema