Greenwich Meridian

Project name: ChicBus Alipay Flagship Store
Location: Hangzhou, China丨Size: 160 sqm
Project Period: 2017 (Design + Completion)

ChicBus is a chain collection store of trendy technology products, aims at building a closer relationship between technology and life. LYCS Architecture takes the challenge to upgrade its retail store design and applied it in its newly opened ChicBus Alipay Flagship Store in Hangzhou, China. Inspired by the “Greenwich Meridian", the design attempts to reveal the contrast of futuristic fantasy and traditional humanistic sentiments. The design depicts 

the dialogue of future and traditional way of life along the fast development of technology, and provides a distinctively branding image of the new ChicBus. As its role of “the connector of the virtual and the real world”, the design of ChicBus reveals its space by obliquely dividing its rectangular site. The cutting line of zero degree, also acting as the principal axis as the “Greenwich Meridian”, divides the space into two different sides: "virtual space" and "real space". These two distinctive spaces encounter at 180 degrees. The cutting line dramatically magnifies the collision of virtual and reality and provides an inviting gesture to the visitors. The line area also becomes a great place for selfies.