A Peek Inside BeanBar Café in Qingdao
Bean Bar is a cozy café located by the seashore of Qingdao City in China’s Shandong province. The interior was designed by international group of architects and urban planners Latitude Architectural Group with offices in Madrid and Beijing.
“The space is organized into two levels. The first floor works as an extension of the outside terrace with a large common area, a hefty wooden table besides the service area, and a cashier. A second seating area in the first floor is under the mezzanine, with tables and chairs for two, ideal for dates. A black steel staircase leads up to the mezzanine, which looks out onto the street and the extra-large café entrance. The design language is based on a limited range of materials: black steel forms the handrail of the second-floor mezzanine as well as the staircase and creates a shelf behind the cashier. Concrete walls and flooring provide the main elements in the first floor, while the mezzanine enjoys wooden floors. The furniture is selected to contrast with the steel and concrete, with comfortable fabric chairs and sofas along with warm lighting. The café is designed to hold tables for one to groups of eight, from business meetings to parties, giving a versatile feeling and a sense of place,” explained Latitude Architectural Group
- Location: Qingdao, China
- Date completed: 2014
- Size: 2,152 square feet
- Design: Latitude Architectural Group
- Photos: Hong Yu