Commercial project, Xiamen, China
Planned completion: End of this year
Total square meters: 250
When entering the BASAO Tea store in Xiamen, China, one senses an instant change in pace, when the bustling cityscape is replaced by a calming acoustic. As natural light filters through from the outside and highlights the subtle colours and rich textures of the carefully selected materials, the space should feel warm and welcoming, and just like the many scents of tea are vibrant and natural, so are the materials used for the space. Combined with a subtle storytelling and a curated architectural framing, the store will feel rooted in its local surroundings.