We imagine the Seashore Chapel as an old boat drifting on the ocean long time ago. The ocean receded through time and left an empty structure behind, which is still lying on the beach.The space is thus divided vertically.
Located in Beijing traditional Hutong district, the project’s structure space is an «L» shaped area, 450 square metres large. Currently, the space has five old traditional houses and temporary corroded steel houses. The building, which originally hosted company business meetings before going dormant due to poor management will be transformed into a tea café. The tea café will be an ample place for people to read while enjoying their tea time. Additionally, the café will also serve individual dining guests.
Commissioned as Design Architect and Urban Design Consultant for Fuzhou Forest Walkway, Singapore‑based LOOK Architects has had the honor to share experience gained from local projects such as Alexandra Arch and Forest Walk with China, and in doing so extend the reach of our designers to
the broader Asian region.