Distrikt ClubToronto, Ontario
Distrikt is a popular 13,000-square-foot club located in the Toronto’s entertainment district.
Built within an existing warehouse shell, the club is less a response to the city around it than it is about the spectacle of people and architecture within. To this end, an attenuated entry sequence — clubbers descend a wide stair to a long tunnel with slanted walls, punctuated by slivers of light, which leads to the main club space above — heightens and exaggerates the separation of one world from another.
Overscaled design elements –bars, stairs and the tunnel– play against the large building shell to distort the clubbers’ spatial and visual sense of the space and create a heightened sense of theatre and spectacle. Raised VIP areas at either end of the main club space contain a large dance floor, presided over by a 7-ft diameter disco ball, and connected by a long walnut bar with a sculpted ceiling hovering above.
Interior design consultants: UW Design Group