Lead8 appointed lead designer for China Resources』 first chain IMAX cinema

International architecture and design studio Lead8 unveiled the extensive interior architecture and design renovations for the MIXC Cinema City Complex at Taiyuan, Shanxi—the first chain MIXC Cinema City theatre, and a new generation of IMAX theatres in northern China.

MIXC Taiyuan cinema features eight screens with a sleek contemporary two-tiered purpose-led auditorium, each including a bar and VIP area. Lead8 took a hybrid approach, curating a new performance venue with a bar, bookshop and cafe. Inspired by iconic hotel lobbies, the project incorporates materials, design details and artistic elements to enhance the movie experience.

The ticketing lobby is centered with a grand lounge and a sophisticated bar, enhanced with an ambience created by the illuminated, textured walls, for a fresh and modern take on cinema design.

Lead8 was appointed by China Resources to lead the design for MIXC Cinema City’s complexes in four major Chinese cities: Shenzhen Bay, Shanxi Taiyuan, Hebei Shijiazhuang and Fujian Xiamen. The grand opening dates for Hebei Shijiazhuang and Fujian Xiamen are slated for November 2018, with Shenzhen Bay in December 2018. — Construction+ Online