Abbaye Restaurant

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationChengdu, China
CompanyMRDA / Lu Yun Studio
Lead ArchitectMa Jun
Design TeamHe Zhi, Lu Yun, Zhang Ying, Zhao zhiyang

MRDA intend to balance the conflicts between historical building and contemporary function with a subtle design technique in order to maintain the historical authenticity and integrity while creating a sustainable activated space for communities at the same time. In order to express respect to historical building, MRDA did their best to maintain the original architectural materials, colors and structure. In the whole restoration process, MRDA insist:minimum intervention and reversibility. Rooted on the principle- reserving original architectural form, spatial structure and decorative features, diversify boundaries of courtyard and insert abstract western element, in consideration of surrounding environment and needs of commercial operations. In the balance of abstract and entity, a Western dining area appears in an Eastern historical building with a sense of Zen peace and harmony.

MRDA/Lu Yun Studio was founded in Boston,USA and based in Beijing & Chengdu,China since April 2015,which is a global architecture firm mainly engaged in architectural design,interior design,urban design and art design.By following the design philosophy of creating unique,practical,aesthetic,eco-friendly and sustainable designs,a series of works have been accomplished.MRDA endeavors to do forefront designs to balance the relationship between people and environment.