President Mansion is a luxury model apartment situated inside Wuhan Greenland Center, a 2,086 feet (636 meters) super-tall skyscraper in Wuhan city of China. The skyscraper was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, an American design team which has designed famous Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai. The arrival lobby, sky lobby on the 66th floor, multi-function hall, reception area as well as the the President Mansion’s interior design (76 to 85 floor) was completed by Shenzhen – based CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK).
“The design theme of this model apartment came from the two sentences “it’s like the lofty Mount Tai is standing in front of me, and “it’s like the endless river is flowing in front of me” from China’s ancient melody “High Mountains and Running Water”. Designers borrowed the allusion that “talent and ability can rarely be appreciated by others, but Zhong Ziqi understands the meaning of Bo Ya’s music, then they became friends.” And presented a space which is “surrounded by mountains and water”, and in which meaning integrates with scene harmoniously. The handling of brightness and opennessis is also a key factor in this project. In the eyes of designers, the changes of space and atmosphere are the most attractive parts in traditional Chinese space. Therefore, the space sequence created by design alternates between natural light and artificial light. The brightness of space also follows the alternation of natural light and artificial light; synchronously, the transparency, closeness and semi-transparency are carefully arranged in this process. People enter here, in different time, different angle, will see the classical”enclosed yard” again and as though hearing the harmonious ancient Chinese music of “high mountains and running water,” which to some extent also paying homage to time and space,” explained CCD/ Cheng Chung Design (HK)