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Key Dates

14 April - Launch Deadline
21 July - Standard Deadline
20 October - Extended Deadline
25 October - Judging
3 November - Winners Announced
6 December - Awards Presentation

 
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Silver 

Project Overview

The sun and the moon remain the eternal themes of human praise. These two celestial bodies exist at the same time in the universe. However, us humans can only see one of them in a certain period of time. In this connection, the designer hopes to make two of them, the sun and the moon, coexist in the same time and space, providing customers a special and wonderful dining experience through concrete or sensory feelings.

Project Commissioner

Nanjing Fangfang Shangshi Catering Management Co., Ltd

Project Creator

F+ Interior Design Office

Team

Anfei Ge, Dongmei Shen

Project Brief

The space is divided into several functional areas, that is, private room, bar area and dining area. Among them, the private room is divided into two parts: one is catering to the taste of male customers, the other is designed in a amiable style. The bar area is located in the center of the whole site, near the sun installation, which sets the tone of the whole space on the one hand, and can adapt with the change of business hours of FANGFANG SHOP. While providing drinks at night, it ensures that the normal operation of other areas will not be disturbed. The dining area is concentrated in a corridor structure by the window, facing the entire urban landscape of Nanjing. Yes, it owns the longest operating time here. There are different lighting design and installation in different areas, which are in line with the atmosphere in each scene. Therefore, we can make sure that each area could be a unified style of the whole while each of them being independent.

Project Innovation/Need

In this case, the designer takes special design technique and arrangement method to make those recyclable, simple, readily available materials unusual. It's known that French food is a relatively minor category in the Chinese catering market. In order to create a special sense of ritual for this minority category, the designer uses sequence and repetition design techniques to release the space from oppression to endow it with a unique sense of rhythm and beauty.

Design Challenge

Considering that the story height of the original architecture in this case is too high, and the owner's budget is not enough, the design team put their attention to the ceiling and regional division. Furthermore, they divide the focus of the height of the space by use of light, so that customers pay their attention on what we hope they care. For example, if we focus on creating the ceremonial sense of the structure near the window, it should reflect the characteristics of the original site. Or if the designer does not want people to pay attention to some bare-top structures, the sight of customers should be set a little higher. Therefore, the design team put the light down to divert people's attention on things on the table.

Sustainability

In this design, the design team make good use of new materials and renewable, hand-made materials, such as the coating of the exterior wall. Though stone material can achieve better visual effect, the designer chooses materials with high soil plasticity, which looks exactly the same as stone by artificial chisel and color. Another example is a floor that looks like wood. However, the bottom of the floor is stone and the surface is printed grain instead of wood. As for the decoration, the blue device is made of paper and its shape can be changed at will; The sun is hammered out by hand and then electroplated. All in all, upholding the concept of manual, environmental protection and sustainability, the design team use cheaper and more plastic materials as substitutes in this case.




This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors where people eat and drink - this includes bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs. Judging consideration is given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
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