area 102 | leisure

architect: CL3 Architects

location: Hong Kong

year: 2007

Il Racing Club è un nuovo concept creato dal Jockey Club di Hong Kong per invogliare i membri più giovani ad aderire al club. L’idea è quella di creare un locale notturno giovane, alla moda, composto da bar, ristorante e sushi bar. Situato in uno spazio lungo 115 metri, ogni parte del club è unica: sportivo, elegante e colorato, sono i tre aggettivi che caratterizzano la zona bar; scuro e mutevole il ristorante; bianco e futuristico il sushi bar. La trilogia di spazi è destinata a completarsi a vicenda, rendendo ogni momento della serata sia un’esperienza unica di intrattenimento.

CL3 Architects Ltd. (CL3) is an innovative architecture and interior design studio in Asia, creating Architectural and Interior projects for Hotel, Hospitality, Restaurants, Retail, Corporate, and art installation design. We are Hong Kong based with direct staff of 55 members with regional offices in Beijing and Shanghai. CL3 pride ourselves in client satisfaction and a high percentage of repeat clients. Concentrating on high quality and professionally executed projects with attention to detail, each project is approached uniquely with its own set of challenges, and as such the company strives to produce an equally unique end product every time, many of which have been award winning. One of CL3’s proudest achievements is to have received the Design for Asia Award 2004 from the Hong Kong Design Centre. In 2004 the company received the Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong Chapter), the highest honour that the Chapter can bestow on an architecture firm. The company has also been honoured with numerous design awards.

project: The Racing Club
venue: 8-9/F at Happy Valley Race Course
client: The Hong Kong Jockey Club
area: 892 sqm
start of works: June 2006
completion: May 2007
design team: William Lim, Heather Wong, Aaron Wong, Jofi Ko
main contractor: Ping Kee Construction (China) Ltd
consultants architect: Aedas Ltd
structural engineer: BMMK, Ratcliffe, Hoare & Co. Ltd
M&E Engineer: Sunland AL (International) Co. Ltd
quantity surveyor: TLS & Associates Ltd
catering: FSC
acoustic: Eurasia Architectural Products Ltd Spectrum
photos: Eddie Sui