2019 shortlists

Bar Lotus
by Office AIO

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.

Designer: Office AIO
Project: Bar Lotus
Shortlisted for: Restaurant and bar interior
Read more: Office AIO

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