VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY
Shanghai Vidal Sassoon Ltd
On Site GFA: 1,975sq.m
KplusK associates have recently completed Phase 1 of the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Shanghai. As a means to consolidate their existing premises in Shanghai and to revitalize a rundown urban area, they relocated to a disused watch factory in Xing Gardens. Designed with a raw, industrial aesthetic, the 2000 sq. m. space uses a limited palette of materials and finely engineered, high quality components.
KplusK associates provided a ‘cutting edge’ exterior façade that aims to become instantly recognizable. The frontage is designed as a simple, angled white sheet that folds around the building edges and has a diagonally cut fringe on its front face. Illuminated signage brings the building to life in the evening. Phase 2 of the project is beginning now and will feature a state of the art oxygen tent at roof level that will provide clean air for its students.
Photography Credit: Vidal Sassoon Shanghai