Blue Bottle Coffee Qiantan references greenhouses and Shanghai's brick architecture

Architect Keiji Ashizawa has created a Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Shanghai‘s Qiantan area with a glazed facade and interiors in a hue that nods to the city’s brick buildings.

Located next to a park in the recently developed Qiantan area, Ashizawa designed the oval-shaped cafe to reference its immediate surroundings.

His studio removed the floor slabs from the first floor of the building, creating a double-height space with an atrium-like feeling for the ground floor of the cafe that would have a connection to the surrounding park.

Blue Bottle Coffee Qiantan is located in a newly developed area

“In rainy Shanghai, we wanted to provide a place where people could enjoy the

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