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Located on Shanghai’s South Bund, Sotto Sotto is a boutique selling shoes, bags, menswear and womenswear from leading Italian brands.
The former Fuxing docks, the city’s only Chinese docks, connect the old town to the riverfront. Built in 1949, the #3 Warehouse1 at 601 Waima Lu formerly served as the China FAW Bund Yangtze Service Center. Redevelopment of the neighbourhood is based around the preservation and adaptive reuse of the area’s former warehouses and stores, as well as improving public access to space directly on the riverfront.
Designed by HRC Design Works, the store covers two floors and in addition to retail areas features an exhibition space, cafe, wine room, cigar lounge, VIP area and offices. Occupying a former warehouse building, the design incorporates elements of the original structure through exposed areas of the ceiling and supporting columns.
From the ground floor lobby with adjacent reception a spiral staircase rises to the first floor giving access to the rest of the store. These stairs arrive at the junction of two open, perpendicular corridors each extending the full length of the store. The first of these connects the menswear section, a smaller corridor space and womenswear. In order to reach the latter one passes over an s-curved bridge from which descends a second spiral staircase accessing the store’s shoe section. This is surrounded on two sides by a curving wall of sandstone slab. Shelves of the same sandstone protruding from the wall, as well as set on vertical metal bars, provide a display area for footwear. A glass wall separates this area from the adjacent lobby. The smaller corridor connects menswear, the VIP areas and store offices on one side, while on the other giving multiple points of access to the second large corridor which funtions as an exhibition space. At the end of the exhibition space are the cafe, wine room and cigar lounge. The cafe features green walls on three sides, whilst large windows give views to the river.
The stores has an open feel as all of the main spaces are linked, boundaries signalled by changes in material and fixed open gateways, rather than by closeable doors. Those spaces that do have doors – the cigar lounge, VIP area and wine room have an added intimacy as a result.
The primary materials used are dark grey reused woods, white marble and bronze.
1Yu Jing, Shanghai South Bund Revitalization, 47th ISOCARP Congress 2011 http://www.isocarp.net/Data/case_studies/1963.pdf