Amsterdam-based NL Architects have been asked to design a Bicycle Club for a large resort in Hainan, China. They have proposed a glass enclosed pavilion capped with a rooftop cycling arena that embodies curves reminiscent of the traditional and functional pagoda. Visitors can rent a bike and join the fun in the open-air velodrome or simply visit the club’s cafe and be entertained while sitting on the large staircases found in the middle of the oval structure. Continue after the break for more images.
Architects: NL Architects Location: Hainan, China Client: Vanke Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Hainan Team: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Yong Cui and Gen Yamamoto, with Michal Krejčík, Zhongnan Lao, Pauline Rabjeau