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Yao Poly

Yao Poly


Designed for an avid collector of rare Tibetan Buddhist art, the office and gallery space are housed in SOM’s recently completed Poly International Center in Shanghai’s Pudong District. On the 8th level of the tower, the full-floor office has access to panoramic views of the Huangpu River and the ever-growing Shanghai skyline.

The design, contemporary yet casual, adapts to the duality of the needs of a burgeoning financial services company and the serene and tranquil gallery spaces of client’s growing art collection. Illuminated and scaled with intent, the custom-designed showcases are spatial yet minimal in their articulation, bringing to the foreground the exquisite artifacts of gilded bronze, copper, and gold.

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