Hong Kong-based architects One Plus Partnership Limited have designed a sales office for "Mountain and City", located in the picturesque Nanshan district of Chongqing, China. Gazing across the Chang Jiang River from urban Chongqing, one can see the scenic district of Nanshan. The green of the mountains and a river embrace the hilly Chongqing City, and this has inspired the the interior of the project.
Mimicking the geographic character of Nanshan, the inside of the sales office is assembled with "mountains" and "valleys" as well. The walls and rooms are a conglomeration of triangular planes and oblique lines in different tones of gray. The outcome is a topographic chart, and visitors can feel the embrace of the hills exactly like the city itself. The geometry of the walls has extended to the grand marble floor, the irregular triangular patterns with various kinds of marble have been well arranged in the same manner. Together, the vertical and horizontal planes visualise the mountainous scenes of the valley surrounding Chongqing.
The array of brown stainless steel counters each has an individual form; they can be seen as a series of rocks. Meanwhile, the counters act as the focus points in the grayscale surroundings. There is a cave-like passage to the other floor level, and there is a long strip of light running along the tunnel. The light transfers the geometric style to other parts of the interior while easing the darkness.
Thanks to the extra high ceiling of the building, there is adequate vertical space for the numerous strings of LED chandeliers which seek to offer the dreamy mood of the rainy southeast of China. The softness that presents by the rain also forms a contrast with the strong and bulky atmosphere of the "hilly" theme of the entire interior.
One Plus Partnership Limited: Mountain and City Sales Office, Chongqing
Location: Nanshan, Chongqing
Design Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited, Hong Kong
Exterior Design: Spark architects
Designers Involved: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung
Type: Sales Office
Area: 1600 sq. meters
Material: Marble, Corian, Paint, Roller blind, Carpet, Fabric, Mirror, Glass, Plastic laminate, Outdoor timber decking, Stainless steel, Wallpaper