Project Overview

i-CHINA is located in San Jose, California, USA. It was designed by Mr. Hong Zhongxuan, the chief designer of HHD·Hong Kong Holiday Oriental International Design Consultants Co., Ltd. It was inspired by the famous royal works handed down in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China: "Thousand Miles" Map of the Country. Designers extract graphics, colors, patterns, royal court stories and other elements from the paintings to create design spaces. The i-CHINA restaurant space focuses on refining and shaping the culture of "rituals" from the five permanent cultures of "rituals, benevolence, justice, wisdom, and faith" in the country of etiquette. The design creates a strong sense of ritual and represents the Respect also implies the great integration of cultures from all over the world, and conveys the common vision of living in a better world.


HHD Hong Kong East Holiday International Design Consultants Limited

Project Brief

Each space of i-CHINA tells different oriental myths, colorful and full of charm. The leather and velvet walls, the jewel-like crystal glass columns, the carefully customized palace-style lighting and furniture, all come from the designer's original design. The water ripple ceiling made of pure steel reflects various spaces, resembling a mirage in the stars, creating a strong sense of oriental mystery, and also showing the designer Hong Zhongxuan's "Six Yuanci" artistic philosophy. The crystal palace-like bathroom can be called a seven-star. It is luxurious and elegant, full of noble rituals, and conveys the highest respect for users.

Project Innovation/Need

The specially designed VIP room for technology video presents an infinite visual feast. i-CHINA is the first fashionable restaurant to use special interactive technology video art. From palace culture to the application of contemporary digital art, this is a six-dimensional interactive experiential restaurant that can realize "time and space travel". The unique oriental tea art and the design of the bar performance area have increased the various needs of the guests.

The designer uses the space to talk about the integration of world food and culture and technology, creating a borderless visual and food experience, and constructing the unique infinite charm of i-CHINA.

Design Challenge

Most of the restaurant's decorative materials are modular components produced and partially assembled in a factory in China, shipped to the project site in the United States, and installed to complete the entire building. This is a very big test for the design team, any carelessness, can lead to failure. Under the systematic development of the team's overall plan, we minimize the energy loss and accident risk during on-site manufacturing, transportation and construction. And it turns out to be the perfect case.


A large part of the whole restaurant scheme adopts modular accessories scheme design. The prefabricated components used in the assembly building, or parts, are manufactured in the factory through automated production lines and controlled by the computer precisely to avoid the waste of raw materials. After being shipped to the construction site,
The installation process eliminates bulk construction materials such as sand, brick and cement used in traditional construction, which greatly reduces construction waste.
Prefabricated parts of prefabricated buildings can also be reused to achieve the regeneration of resources, or raw materials.
In the future, personalized customization, flexible customization is a major direction of prefabricated building development.
As prefabricated buildings grow in scale, they will eventually create new market drivers.
Traditional buildings will be redefined by green prefabricated buildings with advantages of quality, efficiency, cost and environmental protection, and the construction industry will open a new chapter.

This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration 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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