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Beihu Canal in northern suburb of Beijing had been a place of strategic importance for stationing troops since the capital city in China was built in Beijing during Yuan Dynasty. Beihu Canal had flourished as a hunting place for the royal family. It has had a history of more than 600 years serving as one of the four royal gardens outside the capital city, as evidenced by the Temple of Goddess of Sea and Guandi Temple (Temple of Lord Guan) that remain today in the southern area of Beihu Canal. Since the middle of 20th century, Beijing has been the capital city of China. As a green belt in northern Beijing, Beihu Canal has added great beauty to the capital city. Bayhood No. 9 Clubhouse can then be compared to one of the strange jade hidden deep in the green ribbon of Beihu Canal.
Bayhood No.9 is a multi-functional, golf course-based park that integrates F&B, recreation and business. As a core component of the park, Bayhood No. 9 Clubhouse is located in the south of the park. It borders Mirror Lake in the east, the group’s administrative office area in the west, a modern 18-hole golf course in the north and West Lize Street in the south. One can be guided into the clubhouse through a fire watch tower facing the street. The gate house features a two-layer roof, indicating it must be a luxurious clubhouse. A golden horizontal plaque which reads “Bayhood No. 9 ” (Baihu Jiuhao in Chinese) is hung at the gate. Not far away in the south lies Temple of Goddess of Sea. Nearly one hundred paces away in the northern area of the gate stands a bell tower, which divides the park into eastern and western compounds. An architectural complex with whitewashed walls and grey tiles in the eastern compound is exactly where the clubhouse is located. There are two north-south axes that run through the clubhouse’s group buildings. One is the axis extending from villa area of East Lake, and the parking lot to the western office area. The other one is the axis extending from the Rain Corridor, the Hall of Supreme Harmony (main building of the clubhouse), the lobby of clubhouse, a sunshine restaurant, to the bath house and departure gate. An axis runs through the clubhouse from Mirror Lake in the east to the parking lot in the west. One can access the lobby of the clubhouse through the Rain Corridor regardless of weather.
Looking east from the square center of the clubhouse, one can see the Mirror Lake. Around the lake are located some villas with whitewashed walls and grey tiles, which are surrounded by green trees. When the morning sun rises, the green grasslands are reflected in the clear water, presenting a scenery of exceptional charm. Looking west, one can see a tablet pavilion, which is flanked by two bathing ponds. The tablet contains an inscription on the origin of the Temple of Goddess of Sea and the Taoism. Looking west from the lake, the clubhouse resembles a dragon lying above the water. When night falls and the clubhouse is ablaze with lights, the candlelight in the sunshine restaurant brings a sense of illusion to the lake surface, as if the lifelike lying dragon had just awakened from its dream. The source of water in the clubhouse originates from Mirror Lake in the east. Different buildings in the square-shaped clubhouse are linked with the clear and still water. In the evenings of winter days, hot spring comes out of underground, creating a misty world like a fairyland. In terms of architectural design, the clubhouse combines the styles of imperial palaces and courtyards of traditional houses in the south of Yangtze River. Therefore, it looks both grand and exquisite, enabling residents to enjoy life and leisure all the year round.