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Dongli Brewery / LATITUDE

  • 19:00 - 8 September, 2016
Dongli Brewery / LATITUDE
Dongli Brewery / LATITUDE, © Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Principal Architect

    Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Project Architect

    Jorge Cortés de Castro
  • Team

    Manuel Coves Botella, Lucía Bravo Guinea, Zhang Wen
  • Client

    Beijing Pengyouquan coffee (Beijing) Co., Ltd
  • Budget

  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

Copper is the main material applied to create craft beer experience for the customer

Dongli Brewery was created to surprise and indulge patrons with a unique craft beer tasting experience.The concept delivers the expertise gained from working with traditional craft beer fermentation techniques to a contemporary and cozy gathering place.

© Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

In 2015, the founder of Dongli Brewery decided to open a bar chain in China to provide patrons with a venue to better taste and enjoy craft beer. Among his requirements a key principlewas pointed out: to make visually accessible to customers the process of beer distillation.

© Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

This350m² space is composed of a main dining area and a VIP room area, a kitchen, and other service areas. The dining area is organized around a bar counter in the center, which is radically accessible from all directions. A battery of eight brewing kettles is located behind a glass wall on one side, making it also visible from the entrance in order to welcome customers.


Due to the industrial appearance of the elements in the project, copper materials take the leading role, shaping up joints, ceilings, lamps, handrails and other design elements according to the nature of artifacts used during beer production, such as pipes and tanks.

© Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

The concept provides ceiling lamps with golden mesh surfaces and copper pipes which, on one hand, channel the wiring, shape the lamps and the signage, and on the other, indicate zones in the dining area. These ceiling lamps work according to a design concept: pipes coming down hold big glass bulbs that provide warm color lighting, a sense of coziness, and a unified look.

© Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

In addition, pairing concrete walls and floors with wood furniture complete the selection of materials and give a strong character to the bar. The floor in the dining area is finished with concrete of three different tones, while most of the walls portray concrete as well. The wooden elements are appliedin the sitting areas, tables, chairs and bar counter, providing the design with a touch of domestic and welcoming feeling that anybody would desire for a long afternoon with friends sharing craft beer.

© Youtao Cao
© Youtao Cao

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Cite: "Dongli Brewery / LATITUDE" 08 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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