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Urban Golf Soho

Location London W1

Status Completed 2005, refurbished 2008


Description

Approached by a client with an idea and a business plan, the practice undertook the interior design of the highly successful pilot scheme of Urban Golf – a new leisure activity that allows a golfer to play in conjunction with a machine simulating any golf course in the world.

 

At Urban Golf Soho, only a tiny notice and door buzzer distinguishes the club at street level. The interior’s shell, originally a basement print works, is left untouched. Instead the design sits independently inside the space, as if it could be packed up and moved on at any point. Here the exclusivity of the gentlemen’s golf club merges with the culture of the Soho drinking den. The space is enlivened by a series of full height murals, designed in collaboration with graphic designers, Mammal. Each juxtaposes the themes of golf and urbanity.

 

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Team

Client Urban Golf

Planning Consultant Rolfe Judd

Services Peter Deer Associates

Structure Price and Myers



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