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2018 London Design Awards

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Key Dates

17 May - Standard Deadline
14 October - Final Deadline
16 October - Judging
22 October - Rating Closes
25 October - Winners Announced
22 November - Awards Presentation

Heytea DP3 - Beyond the Mounts, and People Beyond [DRAFT]

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Photo Credit : Photographer:Zhe Zeng

Project Overview

Beyond the Mounts is Heytea’s third store of the DP (Daydreaming Project) -Exploring the Social Relationship in A New Age
In the traditional tea-drinking spaces, distributed seating provides a way for people to communicate privately. The Heytea DP123, as a series of presentations, takes aim at exploring the distances between people in reality for our new era and another way of "siting down.” In Heytea, one can relish his or her tea freely and privately, a couple is able to enjoy the romance of the only-us-two world , and a group of people can also rejoice together.
As a result, Heytea is not only a tea shop that satisfies your appetite, but also represents a new way of socializing in a space.

Project Commissioner

HEYTEA

Project Creator

AAN ARCHITECTS

Team

Design Team:AAN ARCHITECTS
Chief Designer: Junjie Yan
Team Member:Keyan Qin, Xiaoling Zheng, Yuxing Yi, Yinghua Wen, Heng Du
Construction Drawing:Zhou xiaofang, Chen zhiqing, Cheng Hanhan
Commercial Planner: DADA

Project Brief

Beyond the Mounts is Heytea’s third store of the DP (Daydreaming Project) Series. Continued with the design concept of the previous two, the space is carried out experimentally in order to explore the way how people gather and scatter in the shop. Differing from the ordinary tea shops with seats spread out, the long tea table that goes through the whole space makes the aggregation of the customers possible.
Additionally, the structures that represent the layering hills in the cloud world, which is a classical scene in the Chinese traditional ink-and-wash paintings, upheave irregularly on the top of the table, and meanwhile, divide the tea drinkers into various sections functionally. With the white, curved and mountain-like ceiling above, it seems like, with the help of imagination, that customers are placed in the scenario created in the renowned ancient painting, Spring Mountain and Auspicious Pines, by Fu Mi of Song Dynasty: in the valleys teemed with cloud and mist and mountains shadowed by the greens, a sip of tea is taken on each seat.
There is a flat silver-plated mirror panel on the inside wall. In this unique space, the “hills” of the table and the ceiling form a complete succession of endlessly rising peaks- an oriental image of “mounts beyond mounts.

Project Innovation/Need

Exploring the Social Relationship in A New Age
In the traditional tea-drinking spaces, distributed seating provides a way for people to communicate privately. The Heytea DP123, as a series of presentations, takes aim at exploring the distances between people in reality for our new era and another way of "siting down.” In Heytea, one can relish his or her tea freely and privately, a couple is able to enjoy the romance of the only-us-two world , and a group of people can also rejoice together. As a result, Heytea is not only a tea shop that satisfies your appetite, but also represents a new way of socialising in a space.

Heytea's objective was not only to provide a space for people drinking milk tea, but also explore new way of communication and new spirit of the era,
and this space could express the value of the Heytea. The keywords of heytea's spirit is cool, inspiration and zen, this makes very much young people like it.


Design Challenge

The challenge was to balance the need of modern and tradition. This DP (daydreamer project) series of heytea is to explore the new way of communication in this era - which was influenced by internet so much; but in the same while, to also create a scenario of Drinking Chinese tea which could make people rethink of our tradition.

-new way of communication
In nowadays, social space is very limited. Internet makes people's communication become more convenient, but also scattered people's distance. Our design is aim to explore new way of communication for nowadays young people. Differing from the ordinary tea shops with seats spread out, the long tea table that goes through the whole space makes the aggregation of the customers possible.

-hill beyond
Functionally, The hills on the table divide the tea drinkers into various of groups. additionally, the form represent a classic scene in the Chinese traditional ink-and-wash paintings. which also echoes the white, curved and mountain-like ceiling above. This scenario very much fit the keywords of heytea: cool, inspiration and zen.

Sustainability

Similar to last point, We think of using new material to create a scenario of tradition, which is also the philosophy of Heytea.

The use of mirror of the third shop is a flat silver-plated mirror panel. In this unique space, the “hills” of the table and the ceiling form a complete succession of endlessly rising peaks- an oriental image of “mounts beyond mounts.”

The structures that represent the layering hills in the cloud world, which is a classsical scene in the Chinese traditional ink-and-wash paintings, upheave irregularly on the top of the table, and meanwhile, divide the tea drinkers into various sections functionally. With the white, curved and mountain-like ceiling above, it seems like, with thhe help of imagination, that customers are placed in the scenario created in the renowned ancient painting, Spring Mounntain and Auspiciouus Pines, by Fu Mi of Song Dynasty: in the vallyes teemed with cloud and mist and mountains shadowed by the greens, a sip of tea is taken on each seat.




This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation. Consideration given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
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