The brief given to Panorama
for the Yue Asian fusion restaurant at Grand Skylight Chengdu was for a new built structure that would form an extension to the existing building and provide both indoor and outdoor dining areas for different catering functions.
Here, the designers have created an ‘abstracted’ version of a traditional landscape painting, collaborating with local artists on installations such as a suspended and elegant bird-like ceiling feature made of white ceramic, and a LED wall relief constructed out of recycled paper.
The restaurant is built as a steel and glass canopy with a secondary envelope in timber, with the latter serving as an enclosure to the semi-indoor area.
An open-plan seating arrangement around mobile buffet tables gives the layout a great degree of flexibility, while full-height glass pivot doors further dissolve the boundary between the indoor and outdoor area.
Above, the undulating ceiling features slot opening that allow daylight to penetrate the space whilst minimising heat gain to the restaurant.