Restaurant “Spring Feast” Chaohu

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Theme
  • Company/Firm
    Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Peter Ippolito
  • Other Designer(s)
    Ruth Calimlim, Kenny Chou, Halil Dogan, Dora Latkoczy, Frank Wang, Yan Yu, Dirk Zschunke
  • Architect
    Change Architects
  • Interior Designer
    Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
  • Photo Credit
    One Thousand Degrees IMAGE
  • Project Date

The Bantang hot springs in Chaohu are a popular destination for tourists and wellness holidaymakers. Embedded in breath-taking surroundings, we designed a restaurant that translates the natural waterscape into a dynamic experiential space. The restaurant’s unique selling point is the water of these famous springs, which is used in the preparation of dishes and served as drinking water. Fluid forms derived from the flow of water characterise this spacious, light-filled space, creating the ideal setting for an unforgettable culinary experience.
We transport the organically curved form of the architecture, which from the outside makes the building look like a natural continuation of the landscape, into the interior. Here and there we create cavernous niches that are reminiscent of the inside of a mountain and the source of the spring water.
As in the historical record, the particular dynamics of our space arise from the interplay of two elements: nature and culture. Through the generous window front, food and culinary encounters as cultural experiences enter into dialogue with the natural environment of hills and water.

Ippolito Fleitz Group is a multidisciplinary, internationally operating design studio based in Stuttgart.

We are identity architects. We work in unison with our clients to develop architecture, products and communication that are part of a whole and yet distinctive in their own right. This is how we define identity.

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