The project is a 5-star hotel & residence situated in Shanghai Lingang Financial Bay Area, adjacent to Dishui Lake frontage. Designed by Studio Libeskind with Gala China.
The PAS DE DEUX draws inspiration from classic ballet scores. Two buildings located on both sides of the central axis of Dishui Lake echo each other and dance together like a duo of dancers in a lakeside performance, shaping an enthusiastic gateway intention. The beautiful dance of the two sketches out the gesture of invitation and welcome to the financial headquarters bay.
The dance score caught the ballet moments, outlined diagonal lines; formed a powerful and graceful spatial block; and recorded the perfect combination of this power and dynamic beauty. The building elevation serves as a metaphor for the dance score.
The cut and combination of the building massing expresses the tension of the dance, introducing the dynamic strength in urban; through the gradient fin depth and length, the façade hierarchy is achieved, corresponding harmoniously with the massing. The combination of the grand massing and the intricate façade recreates the magnificence and elegance of ballet dance.