|Client||The Hong Kong Jockey Club|
|Location||Beijing Clubhouse, Jing Bo Street, Beijing, People’s Republic of China|
|Description||The Architecture of a new 38,000sm five (5) level clubhouse including public areas, Chinese and and western restaurants, function rooms, retail, bar, swimming pool and 90 guestrooms together with back of house and car parking facilities|
|Service||Design Consultancy Service|
Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited was commissioned to provide the master plan, the concept design for the Architecture and the space planning for the Interiors for a new 38,000 sm Clubhouse on a 16,200 sm site, in the centre of Beijing, within two kilometres of the Forbidden City.
Accommodation over five (5) levels included the main entrance, public spaces, Chinese and western restaurants, a ballroom, function rooms and a reading room, retail outlet, bar, swimming pool and spa and ninety (90) large guestrooms as well as substantial back of house and car-parking facilities. Construction commenced in December 2005 and the project was completed in April 2008 with the grand opening ceremony conducted by Mr. Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
A unique design for the Architecture was created by adopting the traditional Chinese design elements of axiality, symmetry, hierarchy and enclosure while all accommodation was carefully planned into ten (10) individual buildings (each of two-three storeys above ground) and grouped around four (4) internal courtyards each with large skylights to the basement level below. Each individual building with its traditional Chinese roof form is interconnected with modern glass architectural ‘bridges’ to ensure that the Clubhouse has integrated indoor environmental control despite the seasonal weather changes in Beijing.
At the International Property Awards 2013-2014_Asia Pacific Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 May 2013, Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited won the Leisure Architecture Award (Highly Commended)_China for this project.
“An excellent entry and presentation.”