SAYB City is a project that caters to the young little ones who wish to visit fun places for fun times with family. This space offers a variety of activities for children of all ages, keeping in consideration the factors that excite their minds and add up to their bright juvenile memories.
Architects : Archicubes
Location : Ali Trade Center, MM.Alam Road, Lahore
Architect in Charge : Zaeem Ahmad
Design Team : Haris Hussain
Area : 15,000 sq. ft
Project Year : 2017
Photographs : Social Cubes
Type : Commercial
The arena is to be entered coming down through two narrow stairs which are adorned with bright colors, developing a sense of excitement and curiosity for the visitors. These stairs open up into a spacious atrium where the placement of animated characters at entrance along with the SAYB City logo hovering over the visitors’ heads make them look forward to the journey this place has to offer. The colors and illusions that come into effect by the use of basic geometric patterns make this place a joyful experience for the children, whose brains are attracted to the striking surfaces, which give the space an exuberant vibe. The white ceilings are furnished with arbitrary colors in order to break the monotony and the purple dotted lights in the ceiling add a certain sense of motion to the space.
The most happening part of this arena is the cafeteria which is entertained by the view of the brightly lit ice rink. The ice rink is also vertically spacious, like the entrance atrium. Columns surrounding the ice rink have a soft cushioned surface which prevents injuries for the children. The families are able to wait in the cafeteria and look over their children while they savor over the café’s menu. There’s a toy shop next to the cafeteria which has an attractive opening lined with bright colored surfaces, emanating radiant light. It’s a definite attraction for the young ones.
Furthermore, the bumping cars arena is an interesting experience as it gives an infinite illusion to the space. The walls are layered with images of deep blue skylines which add depth to the view and make the area look much more spacious. The rest of the arena is full of arcade games and a lot more for the children to enjoy. Hence, an environment of absolute excitement and adventure prevails throughout the day.