Bar Lotus, a cocktail bar designed by Office AIO, features emerald green walls and rippling rose gold ceilings and is situated in the sycamore tree-lined neighbourhood of Jing’an, Shanghai.
The site was previously used as a back of house kitchen, which consisted of two staggered rectangular volumes and had no openings on the street-facing facade before being transformed into a cocktail bar, which can also be used as a cafe during the day.
The designers created an entrance on this street-facing facade that leads to a long corridor. This long arched hallway divides the interior spaces into two main parts acting as a connecting space for the two rooms.
White perforated steel panels line the interior of the central hallway and sliding mirrored walls cover the arched entrances to the cocktail bar.