DEHUI TEA SPACE

得慧茶空間

beijing, cn | 北京

250 SQM 平方米

PHOTO: KIN LO PHOTO 

VIDEO: Shard ISLAND

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The project is features on dezeen Elle Decor Italia

 

DeHui Tea Space is situated amidst one of Beijing's remaining central Hutong neighbourhoods. Sandwiched between delivery service hubs, it sits still in contrast to the busy surrounding, among a pack of delivery tricycles that regularly flood the fronting parking lot.

The facade frames the view inward to intimate spaces for contemplation and friend gathering. The flexible central space is suitable for a variety of activities and can host up to 100 people. Referencing the circle, as symbol of harmony, fulfilment and oneness in Chinese Culture, the design intends to offer a mindful and contemporary aesthetics approach whilst softening the rigid rectangular grid of the existing structure.

The open spaces are defined by white linen, sitting within a Zen scape of white pebble stone and plants. The intimate atmosphere encourages for gentle conversation and tea appreciation. Two private rooms continue the design motif of the main space. A generous circulation passage links all functions and doubles up as gallery for temporary exhibitions. Back of house is hidden away behind a montage door.

Material palette consists linen, elm wood, marble and terrazzo with occasional warm metal highlight. The central space features oval barrisol ceilings. The facade is back-lit frosted glass.

得慧堂的命名來源:喝茶的人有句話叫“眾品得慧”,得慧堂裡面的大空間的三個圓代表了三個“口”字,是個“品”字,三個圓裡坐著人,是個“眾”(众)字。綜合來說就是代表了“眾品得慧”的思想,這是從空間設計的角度來落實了客戶的企業文化。

圓是這茶空間的整體設計概念重點元素,這元素在立面,空間與細節也表達出來,圓在中國文化內代表滿足,一致和聚會,空間形態也激發了一種和諧感和軟化現有強化結構。