Neri&Hu Design has created and developed the concept for the Blue Bottle Zhang Yuan Cafe in Shanghai, China.
Amid the architectural relics of Zhang Yuan, Neri&Hu Design was commissioned by Blue Bottle to create a café retail space in one of the old Shikumen typology residences.
"Within this vast network of alleys, people would go about in their daily hustle and bustle, but the Shanghainese could always appreciate a moment of leisure, said Neri&Hu Design.
Neri&Hu's goal for the project was to capture the spirit of the local urban fabric and weave a narrative journey for both locals and visitors to appreciate.
"Coffee initiates a dialogue between Shanghai's rich history and the contemporary urban social realm," added Neri&Hu Design.