Meet the Bund (Xintiandi)

  • Prize
    Winner in Restaurant & Bar Design
  • Company/Firm
    HDC Design
  • Designer
    Jiajun Tang, Rene Liu
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Jiajun Tang, Rene Liu, Dana
  • Photo Credit
    Chuan He
  • Location
    338 South Huangpi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Project Date
    January 2023
  • Client
    Meet the Bund Catering Management Co., Ltd.

In Xintiandi's iconic building, the designer integrates Fujian culture and architecture while preserving the essence of Fujian cuisine. The design highlights stone column traces, club wine cabinets, and a mix of antique and contemporary furniture, enhancing the space's elegance. By creating a symbolic language, Fujian culture harmoniously blends with Shanghai's local architecture, resulting in a distinctive interior design.
Design Challenge:
The challenge in the design was to seamlessly blend Fujian culture with Shanghai's Haipai architecture, creating a unique and sophisticated interior design without conflicting with the architectural style of Xintiandi.
Design Result:
The red-brick ancient houses symbolizing Fujian's Minnan region serve as cultural carriers that adorn the spatial interfaces. The division of colors and materials establishes a sense of hierarchy, delineating the layers of each dish. The craftsmanship of stone columns is magnified throughout the three-dimensional space. By studying the texture of brick red, it is incorporated into the overall elements, forming a complete symbolic language.