Black and white, Yin and Yang. They were born for each other. The light and shadow cast the ultimate impression. Stepping into the woven scenes of the story, one will see all the progressive narratives unfolded, which completes the journey of film with the name written.
This project fully employs the contrast of black and white and makes it the main tone for the space. It echoes the great poet Su Shi’s words “it is not in fact insipid, but the most splendid.”
▲倾斜的白色几何体引导人们进入影院大堂，材质和色调的变化带来情绪的转变，The slanting white geometries lead people into the lobby of the cinema while the change of materials and tones brings about a shift in mood.
The white geometric forms are placed in the lobby space in an overlapping and interlocking pattern, some even twisting, as if the ebb and flow of the film story.
▲白色的几何体在空间中交叠、穿插、扭曲，The white geometries are overlapped, interspersed and twisted in the space.
The distinctive textures of Nero Marquina marble and black cross-grained aluminum panels spread across the three-dimensional space, giving the cinema hall a rich variation of paths and leading people into the unreal time.
▲整体的黑色基底上结合了不同的材质和肌理，Different materials and textures are combined on an overall black base.
The aesthetic tension under the fusion of colors and forms cut s through the silent black space, allowing the frozen time to flow from the turning point. The creation of light determines the appearance of shadows, which emerges faintly under the combination of black and white.
▲从大堂入口处看向售票台，Looking from the lobby entrance to the ticket counter.
▲从等候区看向售票台，Looking into the ticket counter from the waiting area.
Clear contrast is used to emphasize the focal point of the scenes in the area. The waiting area is decorated with a sequence of cube-shaped display cabinets, which adds mystery, fashion and futuristic qualities to the space as a whole.
▲错层的柜体与扭转的长凳回应了空间的概念，Staggered cabinets and twisted benches respond to the concept of space.
▲针对该空间定制的休息区家具，Lounge furniture is tailored to the space.
Into the main hallway, lights installed on both sides of the walls are like meteors. The ceiling made from black mirrors expands the space with the reflection, which appears to be a futuristic time tunnel in the dark background. The strong directional lines on the floor extend to the end, providing the viewers with a visually dynamic experience while guiding them along the way.
▲观影主通道，The main hallway down to the viewing halls.
The geometric elements of the lobby are also combined in the hallway, which evolve in conjunction with the vertical spatial scale. In addition to its function of guiding the viewers to the entrance of the theater and directing the various functional spaces, the hallway also provides the transition of spatial style.
▲大厅的几何体元素结合观影通道的空间尺度进行形式演变，The geometric elements of the lobby evolve in relation to the spatial scale of the hallway.
In order to create a cinema environment that blends the visual and aural senses, and to provide a fully immersive viewing effect, the interior of the theater hall has a complete ring in symmetrical shape running through three sides of the space, and lighting is used to strengthen the lines of the outer frame, resulting in a scene that combines modern technology and art.
A variety of color themes highlights the qualities of the cinema hall, where one story after another plays out as it’s scheduled. It’s a place for the emotions that can’t be released in the real world. Views cry and laugh as the film story unfolds. The ultimate charm of cinema is to bring back the beauty of life and heal the broken heart.
设计单位：MOC DESIGN OFFICE
Project Name：Oscar Cinema – Shenglong International Center, Zhengzhou
Design Company：MOC DESIGN OFFICE
Leading Designers：Liang Ningsen, Wu Xiuwei
Design Phase：Oct. 2019 – Jan. 2020
Completion： Oct. 2020
Location： Zhengzhou, China
Materials： Black painted aluminums, Nero Marquina marble tiles, dark grey striped carpets
Client： Oscar Shenglong International Cinema
Photography： Archi Translator