Club Med Headquarters

Diego Fuertes, with design studio 100 Architects, was commissioned by Club Med to design their new office space in Shanghai. The lobby, was conceptualised to mimic the feel of a swimming pool, in which visitors would be submerged under water.

To create this illusion, a deep blue elevated pipe is designed to be hanging overhead, looping around the lobby defining different mini-areas within the lobby. The shape of the pipe projects onto the floor in order to enhance the virtual subdivision of the space, having two different materials on both sides of the projected pipe: blue PVC carpet as the pool water, and PVC wood flooring as the deck around the pool.