SteamRhino Brewery 2.0
A Range of Colors that Defines Spatial Experience
SteamRhino is home of an inspiring Chinese brewing company. Main production takes place in Hebei Province, but the flagship store is located at the heart of the capital of China, by Qianmen Street, a historic area on the south side of the iconic Tiananmen Square. Located on the third level of a group of commercial buildings, the space comprises 280 m2.
The shape and color of its fermentation tanks inspired a golden metallic mesh that envelops walls and ceilings, creating a unique sensory experience for diners. In fact, the mesh’s shape follows the geometry of the tanks. Its smooth curves create an inverted vaulted ceiling that hides all the ventilation, air conditioning, sound and lighting equipment installed between the slab and the metal mesh. The mesh is also used to create vertical partitions between different areas, descending from the ceiling in a sequence of stepped layers.
The entrance, the VIP lounges, the terrace, the semi-private rest areas and the central hall are designed with a limited range of materials: golden metallic mesh, cherry wood and dark bamboo wood, and leather. On the other hand, soils are defined in two areas: corridors with cherry wood planks and seating areas with tiles.
The selection of materials is an abstract interpretation inspired by the tonalities of craft beer.
The furniture follows the range of colors used on floors, walls and ceilings, creating a unitary image. Like beer itself, SteamRhino is designed as a single recognizable image that also presents a wide variety of details and variations.
Client: Beijing Pengyouquan coffee (Beijing) Co., Ltd
Program area: 280 m2
Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
Team (A~Z): María Díaz Martín, Li Xueying