moment sanlitun soho
Gastronomy cafe in Beijing
This restaurant and cafeteria located in the new mixed-use complex ‘Sanlitun Soho’ combines three basic materials: wood, steel and concrete. Each of them forms a simple geometry enclosing an original space.
Building area: 80 sqm Location: Beijing, China Client: Private
The restaurant is situated in one of the most emblematic and modern areas of the city, a neighborhood close to the diplomatic quarter where most of the Beijing night life is concentrated. The entrance is located in an open courtyard with a bamboo garden.
The different elements of the space are treated with surfaces which materials define their character. The sitting area is enclosed under a beech wood plane, the bar area is covered with a floating concrete structure and the kitchen is arranged into a stainless steel box.
The illumination highlights the division between the spaces and the different atmospheres offered along the day, this way the business is consolidated as a cafeteria and also as an exclusive western restaurant.
The glazing façade opens the space towards the courtyard where a terrace allows the clients to enjoy the open air Japanese garden.