Great Wall Tea / Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio


Architects: Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio
Location: River Market at Westminster Quay, BC,
Client: Great Wall Tea Co.
General contractor: Woodworks Custom Developments
Project area: 155 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio

© Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio

A bartender and an actress/singer/tea enthusiast get together to open up a tea shop. They have one long skinny space and one big tall wall. A staggered array of 568 standard tea containers are magnetized to create tea storage, signage and an ever changing display of imagery.


It also lends the tea shop their name: Great Wall Tea Company. The long linear walnut counter is designed as a nod to the bar, where patrons lounge, sip and socialize.

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Cite: "Great Wall Tea / Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio" 26 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • Martin Hedin

    Excellent, I like colors.

  • Sasa

    Beautiful work Marianne! Way to go!

  • Jonathan Morschl

    Nice little project.

  • astho

    nice accent..

  • Immediate Entourage

    Very nice!

  • tahereh

    beautiful work..clean efficient lines and use of space.