Teabank

Shenzhen
© Dong Hao
© Dong Hao
© Dong Hao
© Dong Hao
© Dong Hao
© Dong Hao
© Dong Hao
Architects
Crossboundaries
Year
2015
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
Shenzhen Shenbao Industrial Co. Ltd, 深圳市深宝实业股份有限公司
Team
Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao, Cynthia Cui, Maria Francesca Origa, Felix Amiss, Natalie Bennett, Anna Pipili, Sidonie Kade
Collaborators
Shenzhen Artmost Design and Construction Co., Ltd

A tea house awash with apentagonal pattern that defies the grid of the surrounding buildings, simulating a winding journey through tea fields - setting the scene for both a work break tea to-go and a get-away from the virtual world for tech professionals.

WINDING THROUGH IMAGINED TEA FIELDS

Situated amidst tech corporations in the new Shenzhen Software Industrial Base, Teabank is a metropolitan tea-life experiencefocused store of convenience and leisure.The flagship offline store completing its ecommerce with a brick-and-mortar tea experience.

The pentagons, when multiplied, can be both rigid and organic outlines, they sprout like tea plants, taking over the interior. Wood surfaces soften the geometric pentagons reinforcing a sense of growth and nature and a winding flight of stairs suspends from the ceiling,weaving customers from the fast-paced first floor.Continuing at second floor the concrete path is complemented with warm green woven vinyl.Over head the ceiling and light boxes take on the same flow, simulating a stroll through tea fields.

To the street the lofty first floor includes a long bar, indoor and outdoor seating overlooked by an intimate mezzanine.Above on the second floor, provides a space for slower-paced activities and events,including an open library, with plenty of seating for quite reading and social interactions. Outdoor, a large seating area provides a tea garden and event space, connecting to the rest of the new development.

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