HEYTEA LAB at The MixC Xiamen
— A space featuring a slanting aesthetic
此间HEYTEA LAB地处厦门本岛的核心商圈，开敞的复式结构给予MOC DESIGN充分的空间条件进行设计探索。他们结合场域本身的特质，创造出自下而上微微“倾斜”的空间仪式，来容纳自由延展的城市生活与社交可能。
Located in the commercial hub of Xiamen Island, the project is a flagship store of HEYTEA, China’s leading tea drink brand. Based on characteristics of the open two-storey architectural space, MOC DESIGN OFFICE created bottom-up oblique order within it, which accommodates various possibilities for urban life and socializing.
The transparent space brings in ample daylight and reveals the slanting ceiling on 2F
The store is situated at the street corner, and is enclosed by two glass curtain walls which form a right angle. The transparent glass opens the interior to the outside and enhances its interaction with outdoor pedestrians.
▼ 主入口 Main entrance
The overall space features modern geometric forms, simple, austere materials and hues, as well as an ambience that combines spirit and artistic style. Large areas of interior surfaces are covered with concrete and gold stainless steel, which present strong contrast of textures. Black baked finish is applied to details, helping to strike a balance and add a modern touch to the space. Besides, gold stainless steel is extended to the staircase installation, which appears more flexible and dynamic under the soft light and becomes a visual highlight in the space.
As looking from the entrance to the bar counter, a floating oblique wall on its side comes into view
Linear Concrete panels and golden stainless steel form strong contrast of textures, while decorative details including tea display shelves coated in black baked finish and thin black hanging rods help to strike a balance and add a modern touch to the space
Gold stainless steel is extended to the staircase installation, which becomes a visual highlight in the space
▼ 楼梯细部 Staircase: details
▼ 从楼梯处看向二层 Looking upward to 2F from stairs
Dialogue with the site
In the original architectural space, all pipes were set on one side. And the space has height differences. In order to respond to site conditions and open the interior to the outside to the greatest extent, the designers made the ceiling and walls slightly slanting. Such a creative solution effectively solved site constraints and realized the value of design in an artistic way. Oblique blocks blend into the site in a low profile, showcase strength and a structural aesthetic, and form an identifying characteristic of the store.
▼ 轴测图 Axonometric diagram
▼ 设计师因地制宜，将场地天花因管道原因造成的高差现状转换为具有力量感的空间结构 The designers responded to site conditions, and turned height differences caused by pipes into structures featuring a sense of strength
Viewing Tea Geek Lab counter from high seating area
▼ 二层整体空间概览 Overall view of 2F
▼ 插画区细节 Illustration area: details
Breaking with conventional symmetry
With a series of oblique surfaces, the interior space has a dynamic appearance. It breaks with conventional symmetry, and shows a sense of tension. Spatial blocks are combined horizontally or interpenetrated in a slanting manner, which creates visual variations and marks off several distinctive seating areas.
▼ 结合场地本身局限，通过空间体块的组构与穿插，将功能座位区隐藏于界面变化之中 Based on site constraints, spatial blocks are combined and interpenetrated to form seating areas full of variations
▼ 倾斜的空间结构在更大尺度上追求张力与动势 Slanting spatial structures show a sense of tension and dynamic
The geometric segmentation and combination of blocks create rich experiences, meet diverse spatial demands, and also fit into HEYTEA’s creative spirit. Structures, materials, the building and environment are harmonized into an organic whole — an urban destination that serves for the public.
▼ 平面图 Plan
项目名称: HEYTEA LAB厦门万象城店
设计单位: MOC DESIGN OFFICE (www.moc-office.com )
Project name: HEYTEA LAB at The MixC Xiamen
Design company: MOC Design Office (www.moc-office.com)
Chief designers: Liang Ningsen, Wu Xiuwei
Design phase: September – October 2018
Completion: December 2018
Location: 1F, The MixC, Hubin East Road, Xiamen, China
Main materials: precast cement board, gold stainless steel, KD unpainted wooden panel