Tapa Tapa是一家坐落在上海北外滩的西班牙餐厅。在这里,客人可以一边享用创意美食,一边欣赏黄浦江岸的风景。tapas起源于西班牙,是热衷酒吧文化的人群最喜爱的小吃之一。这种西班牙传统美食在世界各地传播已久,适应了不同的文化和生活方式,是餐前小食的不二之选。

Located in Shanghai’s up-and-coming North Bund, Tapa Tapa is a Spanish tapas and wine bar in which traditional snacks are re-interpreted and enjoyed with a view. Originating in Spain as a mixture of bar-hop-ping and eating, tapas culture has long since travelled the world adapting to different cultures and lifestyles by offering to fill the gap between afterwork and formal dinner.


In contrast with the looks of both traditional Spanish restaurants and the ubiquitous industrial-chic eatery, Quarta & Armando’s proposal pairs tapas and drinks with colors and textures belonging to the mercadoas much as to Shanghai’s gleaming skyline.


The strategy defining the space considers two basic modules each affording two to six seats. Each module is conceived as a three-dimensional slice of a Spanish taberna and copy-pasted adapting to the long, irregularly shaped site in order to offer to each table its own unobstructed view on the Huangpu River. The use of few simple materials combined with a color palette based on primary colors offers a naive reinterpretation of vernacular motives. Aggregated in small clusters, the “open rooms” form a miniature village that praises openness and communality.


The steel-framed polycarbonate panels separating each “room” from the next one define different depths throughout the whole space while letting sunlight shine through during the day. On the floor, printed ceramic tiles with custom-made illustrations contrast with the grey concrete flooring. The same principle is then reflected on the ceiling completing the virtual separation of “indoor” and “outdoor” space.


Design: Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research

Design team: Gianmaria Quarta, Michele Armando, Gu Tao

Graphic design consultant: Giuliano Chimenti

Client: Lenbach Group

Location: East Daming Road, Shanghai (China)

Built area: 230 sqm

Completion: May 2019

Photographer: Peter Dixie / LOTAN (lo-tan.com)