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The Chiu, a one-diamond black pearl restaurant


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The Chiu carries a lifestyle in the new context, and also reflects the gradual integration of regional subcultures. In the collision and fusion of the new and the old, tradition and modernity, local and foreign elements, the design reinterprets the deep meaning of cultural symbols by defying conventional thinking and breaking traditional expressions. Jiangnan, a region with a continuous cultural context for thousands of years, embodies a combination of nature and culture, disorder and order, instinct and rationality. We deconstructed the existing definition of Jiangnan and explored more design possibilities about life by adopting novel spatial languages and creative ideas.

The Chiu is located on the 40th floor of Raffles City, a brand new CBD in Hangzhou. The restaurant space mainly includes an entrance passage, a reception & tea area, a dining hall and several private rooms defined by different themes and tones. The circulation route loops around the whole space. The garden-themed elevator hall incorporates flowing light and shadows, which surround delicate natural, handmade artworks. Green jade, glass and flying "butterflies" create an immersive, surreal secret world, which brings surprising sensory and emotional experience to guests as entering the elevator hall. The restaurant is relatively independent from yet connected with the office building where it's situated and the outdoor CBD setting.

To present the beauty of Jiangnan in the space, the design fully utilizes line, color, shape and texture, combines landscape elements and objects representing distinctive cultural symbols such as snow, water, bridge and railing, and expresses them through contemporary art.Moreover, based on the structure and daylighting conditions of each private room, the design creates dynamic and varied "play" scenes to enrich spiritual and sensory experiences. Symbolic objects hidden in Jiangnan poetry and ink wash paintings are interwoven in the space, producing the interplay of virtuality and reality. The original context and the paradoxical imagination are contradictory but complement each other, thus giving rise to a new spatial ambience. Among the seven private rooms, some are gentle and reserved, while others are intense and glowing. The all-embracing sensationalism combines rational value and romantic feeling. The corridor that connects various spaces guides the guests through soft lighting and micro landscape installations, subtly evoking aesthetic experiences and generating a realm of freedom.

The Chiu, a "one-diamond black pearl" restaurant offering Chaoshan cuisine, opens a new premise in Hangzhou, located on 40F, Raffles City, Qianjiang New Town CBD. It is positioned as a private banquet restaurant that embraces river view below clouds.


 Hangzhou,Zhejiang Province
 750 mq
 Wu Jianquan


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Our designs embody the essence of the East, using the philosophy of nature as a source to create spaces that sit in harmony with their environment. Approaching each project as a work of art, we draw inspiration from both Eastern and Western elements, and constantly break away from tradition and convention to create contemporary design concepts that are unique and original.


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