In a few months’ time, the luxury residential project known as The Pavilia Bay – Hong Kong, which is the first residential project by London based designers and naval architects Vitruvius Yachts, will have its construction phase completed. With 983 residential units in total across two towers, Vitruvius Yachts hasn’t ventured too far from superyacht design, which is the primary inspiration for the large-scale waterfront project.

Pavilia Bay is the brain child of New World Development, one of China’s leading construction and development companies, alongside China’s large residential estate developer Vanke.

In 2015, the decision was made to approach Philipe Briand and his team to create a two-level clubhouse at the core of the construction, which is intended to be a social space overlooking the Rambler Channel and Ting Kau Bridge. According to Vitruvius Yachts, New World Development’s executive vice-chairman and joint general manager, Dr Adrian Cheng, felt that Briand’s approach to yachting projects would be the perfect fit for Pavilia Bay.

The concept takes the idea of bringing elements of residential design to superyachts, and turns it on its head to bring superyacht design elements to a residential project, more specifically sailing yacht design.

Incorporating a bright open foyer area and infinity pool, the clubhouse is very much a bright and open area with teak ‘decks’ and superyacht style railings. Such an effort was made to create the ideal ‘superyacht experience’ that the building itself has been designed to resemble the sails of a yacht.

“The Pavilia Bay is an extremely rewarding project for us at Vitruvius,” comments designer Veerle Battiau of Vitruvius. “Working with Dr Cheng and his talented and enthusiastic team has been a wonderful collaborative experience.

“What has been particularly satisfying is knowing that we’ve been able to bring to many people what is usually only available to a select few to enjoy; a superyacht living space, only this time it’s on land, “continues Battiau. “We are very excited to see the final results when construction is completed.”

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