Wutopia Lab has recently transformed part of a club house in Qinhuangdao, China, into a kids’ restaurant conceived as a “Polycarbonate Neverland”. The carbonate polymer material was used in combination with light to create an experience of losing the sense of size and texture.
Wutopia Lab used polycarbonate panels to wrap the original facade, a mixture of prairie villa style and contemporary art deco-style, creating a new translucent facade, while vertical greenery and large staircases occupy the space between the old and new façades.
Under the soft lighting of the light ceiling, a matte PVC pipe encloses a circular dining hall and two private dining room surrounded by polycarbonate panels. Circular, diffuse lighting, and white tones make you lose the sense of texture, scale, and direction to this space.
The ground floor is accessible through a grand staircase where a starry sky ceiling creates a playground for kids using PVC hollow balls, glass fiber cloth, marine plastic balls, artificial stone and floor glue.
“With a magic mirror as the border of the game space, we try to distort the realism of the place, as if time is not passing,” says the studio.
At the edge of the main space, one finds a pink memory bathroom, a sea sound bathroom, a mirror pool, a stainless steel slide, a trampoline, a bubble tree, and a mysterious picture book area. The highlight of the entire restaurant is the red flying house built on the roof using double perforated aluminum panels.
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