BOA Club & Lounge is a new expat destination in Shekou, the most international district of Shenzhen, China. It was designed to be an elegant interior reflecting a fusion of Japanese and Western cultures. A warm atmosphere accentuated by earth tones can be felt across the four sections including a lounge, bar, terrace and club. Our purpose was to surround guests with an earthy ambience while maintaining a sense of luxurious comfort. High quality materials such as dark jade-colored marble, brass accents and terrazzo tiles complemented the earthy atmosphere with a high-end touch.
Area: 660 sq.m.
Location: Shenzhen, China
Status: Completed in 2017
Guests in the lounge area be seated on olive-colored velvet sofas in both the main lounge area and VIP sections. A divider patterned with leaf stenciled marks the boundary between the bar and lounge area, providing lounge guests with a secluded space away from the bar.
The design of Boa Club involves distinctive markings of a snake, which was woven throughout the Japanese-Western theme. Thus, as a focal point, a glass aquarium for housing a snake can be visible from both the bar and club section. The traditional rooftop tiles, gold mosaics and engraved concrete are incorporated in the material choices in order to depict the cryptic patterns of scaly ovals, diamonds and circles, known to characterize reptilian nature.
Inspired by the historical Chinese architecture, we recycled Chinese traditional roof tiles, reminiscent of ancient Hutong architecture, to be used as wall coverings. Terrazzo tiles and polished concrete were also used for walls, while oak wood siding and dark green marble completed the bar structure.
In keeping with the theme of Japanese design, the lounge includes an open sashimi bar to serve cold food on the higher table top for guests to choose and eat on the lower table top. Chinese traditional rooftop tiles make up the wall behind the chef, where Japanese drinks are displayed. Enlarged snakeskin patterns can be seen engraved into the existing cement walls behind the velvet seating in the lounge. An elegant arrangement of lights covered with gold elliptical lampshades encircle the existing central column, which is exposed as the essential element of the lounge.
A glass-covered terrace provides guests with an open space leading out to rooftop lounge where guests and staff can circulate without fear of rain. The terrace’s stone garden reflect the sacred simplicity of Japanese landscape design, creating a zen aesthetic for guests seeking a space for serenity. The terrace is covered with stone slab tiles, and given a warm ambience by lantern-shaped lights. A VIP room including a large meeting/ dining room and a smaller tearoom, where guests and celebrities can enjoy high-end service, or be privately interviewed in comfort.
The luxury bathroom became a central element to the lounge, which the owners regarded as an essential component of a guest’s experience at Boa. The bathroom’s walls are curvy and covered with a gold mosaic to mimic a stunning texture of the boa snake’s muscular body and fine, ornate skin. In each stall, an infinity mirror made of two mirrors and a circle of LEDs are placed on the inner side of each door, creating a tunnel-like illusion for guests to enjoy.
The club is soundproofed by 3D isolation panels that deter echoes from occurring in a curved space. Gold mesh curtains between VIP sections allow for both separation and combination of different parties. In addition, they separate the VIP section from the DJ booth.