As part of a new commercial development in central Beijing, LATITUDE was commissioned to design a building that serves as its showcase. Before the commercial area is completed, the showroom will help future tenants understand the appearance, materials, and operation of the commercial area that has yet to be built.
The showroom has been designed by renovating one storey building. Both the facade and interior are designed as a concatenation of different spaces. The journey begins with the new entry designed with a dry garden and a stone passage covered by a three-dimensional freestanding steel structure.
The geometry of this structure refers to the geometry of the façade designed for the future commercial area.
Once inside, the visitor enters the showroom trough the reception area, and continues in the screening room where to see an explanatory video. After that, the visitor moves to a room where an architectural model of the future commercial area is set to explain it in three dimensions.
The completion of the showroom is scheduled for November 2016.