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Emperor Cinemas Entertainment Building

ENTERTAINING Cinema
LOCATION Central, HK
SERVICE Interior design
YEAR 2018

Emperor Cinemas Entertainment Building

Cinema

LOCATION Central, HK

SERVICE Interior design

YEAR 2018

Century old entertainment architecture looking for new life through time and space

Project background:

The cinema is located in the central entertainment industry. This century old building has undergone three major renovations. As the name suggests, the entertainment industry has always been mainly used for entertainment purposes. In 1846, it was the seat of the first generation of Hong Kong clubs. In 1928, the first generation theater was officially built. In the past hundred years, the whole building has undergone demolition, reconstruction and reconstruction, and has also been changed in use. Until recently, the British film came into being, and it came out as a cinema again.

Design inspiration

If we reproduce these years with a fast lens, we believe that there must be a lot of pictures and drafts going through quickly. Countless changes and corrections, scattered in the worktable draft paper, pencil, eraser, confirm the basis of interior design, but also the first stage of the film: sketch.

The drafting stage is a necessary and important stage for any creativity and design. Filmmakers often prepare storyboards before shooting, and carefully draw the separation, shooting angle, location and clothing. But who says draft can only stay in the first draft stage?

The first draft of this design is the finished product.

Design emphasis

The whole cinema adopts simple colors to present the simplicity and beauty of sketch design. Simple, direct, as pencil on paper as smooth and real interpretation of the purity of the sketch.

Lobby
The cinema has two floors, each with a lobby, which is connected by a row of grand revolving stairs. The rotating staircase represents the discussion stage before the design and draft, which brings together more interesting ideas.

The audience can walk from the third floor lobby to the fourth floor from the stairs, enter the vortex, and get into a deeper imagination. Vortex material composition: Black ceiling, hidden light, copper stainless steel plate and edge, metal plate, white paint, and gold copper railings.

The color of the lobby on the fourth floor changed slightly to gold and copper, gradually leading to the coloring stage after the pencil sketch.

Both lobbies are covered with black metal painted panels, wood veneers, nickel plated stainless steel counters, white marble facing walls and beige leather facing walls. Using the smooth and matte characteristics of these different materials, we can create pencil marks with different depths.

F & B on the third floor

Black and white monochrome and straight lines. The counter is composed of white marble, hidden light and copper mirror skirting, while the counter top is made of white steel, dark white wax and stainless steel.

TOILET

Take pencil sketch as the main key, and use various shades of gray to express. The materials include black paint ceiling, stainless steel edge, gray wood veneer, gray black pattern tile, white gypsum board ceiling, white bright glass, gray floor tile, etc.

Auditorium

The auditorium began to enter the coloring stage of the draft. The seats of the two typical viewing halls are also mixed with dark blue, dark gray and brown, but the colors of the walls and carpets are slightly different.
The wall is sharp and curved, with soft light hidden and surrounded by dark gray wood veneer. Neat black paint ceiling tiles make the decorative curve of the wall more obvious.

The straight and curved lines of the whole cinema stand under the spotlight independently, indicating the freedom and unrestrained imagination on the sketch. Because the original intention of creativity is to express ideas bravely.