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Xinhua Bookstore Group Mixed-use Project

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White Futura

“White Futura” is the second cinema in Shanghai alone designed for China Film Cinema City. This unique Cinema embodies a series of mind-blowing & complex concepts involving the Nature of our Universe (or Multiverse), it’s all about curves, exploded as well as folded elements, all giant in size. Designers were inventing distorted spheres and bubble-like spatial caverns (or negative entities) constantly in tension, creating a dynamic space that is taut with drama, and powerfully futuristic.

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Yukyu En

“Yukyu En”, Garden of Eternity, consists of six gardens. Each plays a unique role in the process of saying goodbye to a loved one. The main garden is a modern kare-sansui viewing garden named “Tabidachi no iwa”, Garden for Setting Off on a Journey. The front part represents the present life, while the rare part, which features a single tree among the rocks and gravels, is the afterlife. The white sand that connects two parts represents the mythical river, where the dead move to the afterlife. Another garden, which reflects the changing sky in the pool, reminds the transience of life.

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The Cutting Edge

The cutting Edge is a dispensing pharmacy related to the neighboring Daiichi General Hospital in Himeji City, Japan. In this type of pharmacies the client doesn’t have direct access to the products as in the retail type; rather his medicines will be prepared in the backyard by a pharmacist after presenting a medical prescription. This new building was designed to promote the image of the hospital by introducing a High-tech sharp image in accordance with an advanced medical technology. It results in a white minimalistic but fully functional space.

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Nike+ Run Club on Huaihai

When it comes to grabbing the attention of customers, nothing beats a shareable, livable, one-of-a-kind experience. The need for a strong brand-customer connection has never been more prevalent, and what better way to connect than in-person? COORDINATION ASIA joined forces with Nike to create the NIKE+ RUN CLUB on Huaihai, a pair of stealth hubs operating as a pop-up gym outside of department store Lane Crawford in Shanghai’s Times Square.

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Shanghai Film Museum

Unlike any other type of museum, a film museum connects to people’s personal lives and memories. COORDINATION ASIA created an experience for the Shanghai Film Museum that is driven by interaction and dialogue, and that allows visitors to be an active participant in the story of Shanghai film. Over 15,000 sqm the museum shares the story of Shanghai filmmaking, from its magical beginning in 1886 to present day’s 3D blockbusters.

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