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.
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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