This urban planning study for the Tangjiatuo valley is based on a comprehensive definition of the land use, taking into account the existing elements, the new areas to be built and the introduction of a monorail train as a new transportation system.
James Tendayi Matsuku
Building area: 80 sqm
Location: Beijing, China
The restaurant is situated in one of the most emblematic and modern areas of the city, a neighbourhood close to the diplomatic quarter where most of the Beijing nightlife 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.