Location Xixian New Area, China
Services Building services engineering
Client Beijing Orange Land Cinemas Investment Management Co., Ltd.
Architect RM Architects Ltd
Imagery © RM Architects Ltd
Through collaboration with Beijing based designers RM Architects, the concept forms part of a larger place making vision and one of the early building blocks in defining the identity of XiXian new urban landscape.
Inspired by the form of a traditional film canister, the development stands at approximately 20 meters in height and covers a total floor area of 35,000m². To cater for China’s growing appetite in entertainment, it provides a mixture of food and beverage, retail and a variety of theatre types including: small, medium, IMAX, VIP theatres. In total there are 30 theatres, two of which are IMAX.
The design considers the use of both displacement cooling systems in large volume theatres and chilled ceilings in smaller VIP theatres. Consideration to daylight is realised through the careful balance of opaque and glazed roof. Specially designed exhaust scoops are embedded into bounding roof to glass edges to support natural exhaust in the large volume public areas via stack effect.
Construction is currently under way.
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