Abbaye Restaurant

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationChengdu, China
CompanyMRDA
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.