ZZYY Studio designs Sauceup’s first flagship restaurant at the corner of North Shanxi Road and West Beijing Road in Shanghai. The design lights up the corner and injects soul striking vitality into the street with saturated orange. The orange space-time fluid connects the whole space and launches a free dialogue between people and this space-time
Sauceup hopes that in the current catering environment where light food and healthy food are popular, people could free their will and enjoy a soul sauce over rice full of satisfaction. The brand chooses saturated and appetizing orange as the main color.
The concept is “sauce mixing space”. The continuous orange wave connects the space-time in the restaurant, which we call “space-time fluid”. The orange space-time fluid becomes the bar, the doors, openings, countertops, tables, chairs, flower beds and other spaces with practical functions, which connects a series of behaviors together such as service, dining, accessing, and waiting. The furniture can interact freely with people in the space, which also echos sauceup’s concept of freedom of mixing rice.
The site is located at the corner of North Shanxi Road and West Beijing Road. There are busy crowds and traffic every day. We want the facade to be more transparent and open to attract the passers-by. The indoor space will be to be clean and bright.
The facade at the corner uses curved tempered glass to maximize the transparency and blur the boundary of the indoor and outdoor space. Orange space-time fluid is arranged on both sides of the glass to provide dining space for both sides. At night, it will become an atmospheric bar. Customers can drink and chat on the outdoor high table or the bench.
The panoramic glass completely brings the busy street corner into the interior, interweaving with each other. Orange space-time fluid surrounds the space, forming a space-time cycle. The orange ring device on the ceiling is connected with the three indoor columns to foster a uniform atmosphere. The metal perforated plate is wrapped on the rough concrete column and the irregular structure of the ceiling, giving them a new sense of materiality. The circular device corresponds to the sauce shaped table and becomes the center of the space.
The interior uses adjustable spotlights to adapt to the atmosphere at different times. During the day, the light is bright. Orange space-time fluid connects the space with a fresh and flexible appearance. At night, the overall light darkens, and the orange renders the space with mysterious and immersive light and shadow.
Design construction period：2021.9-2022.1
Design studio：ZZYY Studio
Chief designers：Yuan Yao, Fei Zheng, Ziwei Song, Yuze Liu
Design team：Yafan Zhang, Li Lin, Yini Wang
Construction drawing：Shanghai Huanli Construction
Construction team：Shanghai Daiqing Construction
Lighting consultant：Jia Wang
Address：408-2, North Shanxi Road, Shanghai
Main material：Orange metal baking paint, soft strip LED, micro cement, metal perforated plate, curved tempered glass