The Covid-free policy that has distinguished many Asian countries offers a powerful indicator to imagine our life after the pandemic. In Shanghai, where life has resumed a more or less normal course for the past few months, online events are no longer appealing to the younger generations, who instead yearn to meet up in new physical venues.
Potent, the new techno club designed by Gianmaria Quarta and Michele Armando, Italian architects at the helm of Q&A studio, responds to this awareness. Located in the Huaihai TX mall, an epicenter for streetwear stores and cafes even equipped with a snowboarding slope, Potent is conceived as a sculpted space that rejects any unnecessary decor or luxury code. The vision of light plays an essential role in the environment definition, highlighting volumes and atmospheres and imposing itself as a metaphor to distinguish the two dancefloors, the fluid and enveloping Light Room, and the brutalist Dark Room.
- Space Design:
- Q&A - Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research
- Design Team:
- Gianmaria Quarta, Michele Armando, Tang Shiyuan, Carlin Sun
- Project Management:
- Gu Tao / Digitects
- Lighting Consultant:
- Oway Lighting Solutions
- 600 smq