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Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

China Architecture News - Oct 13, 2020 - 13:22   3092 views

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates has completed a cafe & bar in Shenzhen, China with hard wooden ceiling details. Named C² Cafe & Bar, the building is not simply a socializing space. 

As the studio highlights, the client hopes it will become a "private" destination where young urbanites can shake off pressures, troubles and obtain inner peace. 

With a limited area of 75 meters, the site has to accommodate multiple functional areas, including a kitchen, a bar counter, a public seating area and an independent private room. 

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

As approaching the design, Various Associates firstly tried to figure out how to create a unique, distinctive and exquisite space while meeting the demands of functional layout.

The client hoped the project could be based in different corners throughout the city and provide an urban "holiday cabin" to the community. Besides, a relaxing and intimate atmosphere was required. Taking "Cabin in City" as the design thread, Various Associates conceived an isolated, delicate and distinctive wooden cabin in the concrete jungle. 

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Cross sections of cylinders can be seen everywhere in the space. Those details soften the hard edges, remove the coolness of the modern city, and produce a peaceful, cosy spatial ambience. In this space, people are able to take off all pressures and return to a serene state. 

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

The ceiling features a unique slanting structure, which help integrate the interior and outdoor space.  The interior space in not merely a flat view, but is more like an artwork enveloped by exquisite framework, waiting passers-by to explore.

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

The silver oval art installation hanging in the space not only breaks the fixed, conventional pattern of the space, but also injects a futurist feeling into it. The mirror-like surface reflects the surroundings and shows a micro world.

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

For Various Associates, this project is a new attempt. The studio hopes it breaks the boundaries between cafe and bar, gets intimate with the community via a popular appearance and hence brings people closer together. 

Through the project, Various Associates explored the possibilities of getting close to community via design, with a view to conveying the concept "Design is Life".

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

With an intimate, simplistic and cabin-like ambience, C2 Cafe & Bar offers a novel destination to the neighbourhood and young urbanites who are living a fast-paced life. 

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Various Associates completes C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen with wooden ceiling details

Project Info

Client: C2 Cafe & Bar

Status: Completed in 2019

Design team: Various Associates

Project leader: Q LIN 

Design team: Dongzi YANG, Shiqi LI 

All images © Feng SHAO

All drawings © Various Associates

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