The project is the first China branch of the age-old Jazz brand from New York City, the Blue Note Jazz Club. The site is the former American consulate to the Qing dynasty, a landmark project in itself and just a 30-minute walk from the Forbidden Palace in Beijing.
Since founding her multi-award-winning studio in 2014, Anna Glover has received a British Elle Decoration award, House Beautiful Editor’s award and collaborated on a global collection with H&M. Her studio specialises in luxury wallpapers, fashion and creative consultancy and her work is distinctive for its use of storytelling and unique sense of atmosphere.
The Jianliju theatre company, in an interesting examination of typology, offers a unique spectator experience where the audience plays an integral part of the performances and productions. As such, the brief for the new premises in Shanghai demanded a careful architectural approach to the relationships between space, event and movement.