Restaurant 13, designed by Johan de Wachter Architects

Restaurant 13, designed by Johan de Wachter Architects

Restaurant 13, designed by Johan de Wachter Architects

Restaurant 13, designed by Johan de Wachter Architects

What would you expect from a restaurant built inside an architecture park? This particular restaurant is Restaurant 13, designed by Johan de Wachter which is located in the Jinhua Architecture Park. The park is a series of slightly bizarre structures designed by an international menagerie of architects selected by the park’s organizers: Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. What’s remarkable about the restaurant, structurally, is the column grid that extends beyond the restaurant enclosure. What’s remarkable about the restaurant’s programming is the consideration for three different paces of dining: there’s a street food component for the fast folks, a sit-down restaurant for medium-paced food ingestion and a lounge restaurant for the slow folks. Overall, the layers of steel, glass, bamboo and dining speeds make this atypical restaurant well suited for an architecture park.

Alex

Alex Dent

October 17, 2011 / By

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