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In the courtyard©Shengliang Su

Sense Café Beijing

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationBeijing, China
CompanyRSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang
Lead ArchitectZiyu Zhuang, Na Li
Design TeamArchitecture Design Team: Mengzhao Xing, Fabian Wieser. Interior Design Team: Xin Zhao, Xinru Wang, Wei Cai, Zhuliang Ding. Lighting Consultant: Qianyan Lighting Design. Construction Consultant: Qiguo Sun.

We recreate Beijing, where the Siheyuan is a spatial prototype. The idea of urban mobility is expressed through the remodeled rooms, as well as a series of soft spaces in the courtyard. This breaks the border relationships, which are so common to ancient cities, and allows people to shuttle through the city freely. They may now enter the images they encounter, intertwined with ancient impressions and contemporary perceptions.