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1 / 10 exterior view 咖啡厅外景

joy café | 悦咖啡

Year | 年份: 2012
Status | 状态: under construction | 在建
Location | 地点 : Tianjin, China | 中国,天津

Type | 类型: renovation | 改造
Program | 功能: café | 咖啡厅
Size | 规模:1,000 sqm | 1,000 平米
Client | 业主: tianjin C&C limited | 天津世纪座标广告有限公司

Team | 团队: Chen Chen (陈忱), Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino, Liu Dong (刘动) 02.jpg
2 / 10 exterior view from the road 咖啡厅外景

Joy Cafe' is located in a post-postmodern pseudo-European commercial block that hosts several restaurants and shops, serving the surrounding residential high-rise modern compound. In the context of such an ungraspable stylistic schizophrenia and cultural discrepancy, our building steps back, self-retreating through a gesture of tactical discreteness that avoids a naive and silly mimicry.

3 / 10 metal staircase from the 2nd floor 二层金属楼梯

Accessing the site, two features emerge sharply from the existing walls: two new glazed volumes suggest the presence of a new interiorized space, focusing the views from the inside towards an adjacent canal.

入口具有两个明显的特征:玻璃幕墙替代了原有的厚重墙体,将内部空间与外界相隔离,人们可以从建筑内部看到东侧覆以茂密芦苇的小溪。 04.jpg
4 / 10 metal staircase: structural diagram and physical model 金属楼梯的结构图解和实体模型

Internally the program is spread among three floors: one large coffee area with private meeting rooms is located on the ground floor and an exhibition/special events space occupies the upper floors, where we took advantage of the generous height to create a mezzanine that overlooks the multifunctional double-height area.

5 / 10 VIP rooms in the ground-floor cafeteria 一层自助餐厅的贵宾室

The existing structure is dissected and incised punctually in the only part where the slabs overlap creating moments of tension and dynamism at different heights. The organization of the rooms, the bar volumes, the ceiling and its lighting features are organically mediated and geometrically organized by the self-standing staircase, the spatial apex that develops and spirals around the existing structure, creating moments of intense differentiation.

6 / 10 existing exterior staircase and new glazed volume 现有的外部楼梯和新建玻璃体量

This folded metallic band sews the main gestures into a coherent aesthetics and creates programmatic continuity.
7 / 10 ground floor extending into the canal 延伸至小溪上方的一层平面
8 / 10 view of the flourished canal from the cafeteria 从自助餐厅看向植物繁茂的小溪
9 / 10 new staircase under construction 在建的楼梯
10 / 10 multifunctional double-height space 多功能双层通高空间