AHA Restaurant and Bar

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design –– Eating Space
  • Company/Firm
    Office Urban:i Limited
  • Lead Designer
    Edward Tsui
  • Location
    Hong Kong
  • Project Date

A project that renewed the brand, cuisine and spatial identity of the restaurant, the design team worked closely with the owner, management team, F&B and branding consultants to create a completely new experience of a contemporary bistro bar and restaurant in the heart of Central District.

Located on the ground floor, the project’s first task was to create an attractive frontage to draw customers. The shop front is flanked by two similar yet functionally distinct openings to allow physical and visual access into the restaurant. Golden arched profiles and custom designed electroplated steel screen patterns offer strong street front identity. Full height French doors and windows creates partial alfresco experience.

The brand identity was inspired by the notion of “communion for food”. Places of worship became reference for the design, seeking forms and shapes from churches and alters. Inspired by the nave and vaulted ceilings, the main dining area opens up to a bold and airy interior, taking advantage of the 5m ceiling height. A golden metallic pipe organ inspired wine display frames the bar area with a glittering presence.

OUI designs, builds and manages a wide spectrum of project types, from small scale furniture, commercial and hospitality projects to large scale urban design and masterplans. The practice intends on creating smart, beautiful and sustainable solutions for contemporary urban spaces and environments.

As an innovative service provider sensitive to the needs of the client, OUI’s partners work closely with a number of industry talents, including artists, branding, consultants, decorators, engineers, fashion, lighting…etc. to provide creative and integrated designs with respect to location, vernacul

Other prizes
Home Journal 40th Anniversary Award Best Restaurant Designer 2020 CorpHub Hong Kong Most Outstanding Services (Interior Design) Award 2020 Perspective A&D Trophy Awards (Best Bar & Restaurant) 2019 recipient Perspective A&D China Awards (Best Office Design) 2018, recipient