other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong

other projects designs a contemporary store in hong kong

 

Other Projects introduces a new typology for retail stores with the Cacaolab Flagship store, located in the prime shopping district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The monogram facade, drawing inspiration from the brand’s logo, ties all the floors together in a coherent aesthetic. Each floor’s interior is designed to suit its use and provide varying experiences to the visitors. Apart from retail, the three-floor store includes a bakery, café, and museum, where one can experience and learn about the local brand that focuses on bean-to-bar innovative chocolate crafted in China. 

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
all images by Xu Liang Leon

 

 

the bold facade becomes part of the branding

 

The exterior by Other Projects binds all the floors together, establishing a memorable presence within the Pak Sha Road. The rough black stucco ground floor storefront with its two arched openings invites pedestrians to enter and explore locally crafted innovative chocolate products. For the upper facade, the architects proposed a grid of square tiles. The geometric forms carved on the tiles are inspired by the logo’s design and create a monogram effect. The matte-black facade is constructed of powder-coated metal panels and organized to frame punched openings and a large format media screen.

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the shape of the arched doorway and window forms at the storefront are inspired by the cacaolab’s logo

 

 

each floor inspires its interior in the cacaolab flagship store

 

Other Projects curated each of the three floors specifically for its program, providing a range of atmospheres. The retail space on the ground floor is conceived as a laboratory, thus the materials used have a lab-like sterile material palette. The walls and ceilings of the store are painted in grey metallic paint and the stainless steel kitchen is lit by a rigid ceiling light. A series of wall-mounted stainless steel display units are custom-designed to showcase each product’s unique packaging. The glass displays of the adjacent open kitchen contain fresh goods. A mural at the back of the store leads to the staircase, clad in dark green perforated metal panels with concealed vertical linear fixtures that create a lantern effect. The continuous green stair acts as a vertical connector between all three floors, providing a moment of recalibration as one journeys through each floor.

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the matte-black storefront and facade are constructed of rough stucco and powder-coated metal panels

 

 

custom furniture by other projects suits the store’s needs

 

Moving to the first floor, the café features a warm and welcoming palette. A continuous wooden element was introduced by Other Projects to function as a bench, tabletop, and planter. Circular tables and stools, custom-designed for the café, populate the space, offering flexibility for rearrangement to accommodate various group sizes. The design of the museum on the second floor creates a dark gallery and lounge. The exhibition materials include replicas of artifacts imported from South America to educate visitors about cacao. In the center of the floor, the architects have placed a marble-clad tasting bar, which hosts an omakase-type dining experience and chocolate-making workshops.

other-projects-new-age-retail-monogram-facade-hong-kong-designboom-1800-04

the geometric forms carved on the tiles draw inspiration from the design of the logo and create a monogram effect

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the green perforated metal panels of the staircase conceal vertical linear fixtures that create a lantern effect

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the stair acts as a vertical connector between all three floors

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the cacao museum, a space perceived as a dark gallery and lounge

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age retail store in hong kong
the ground floor has a sterile material palette, including grey metallic paint, concrete, and stainless steel

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the cafe is designed with a warm and welcoming palette composed of wood cladding and furniture

other-projects-new-age-retail-monogram-facade-hong-kong-designboom-1800-03

the cacaolab flagship store is located in the prime shopping district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
the marble-clad tasting bar hosts omakase-type dining experiences and chocolate-making workshops

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
custom-tailored furniture and objects were designed in collaboration with the client | drawing by Other Projects

other projects' monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong
an axonometric drawing showing the program distribution within the project | drawing by Other Projects

 

 

project info:

 

name: Cacaolab Flagship Store
architect: Other Projects (Nicolas Lee, Kelvin Ho) | @otherprojectsnyc
location: 20 Pak Sha Road, Hong Kong
name: Cacaolab Flagship Store
brand: cacaolab | @cacaolab.hk
area: 290 sqm (3,120 sqft)
photographer: Xu Liang Leon

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

KEEP UP WITH OUR DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
suscribe on designboom
- see sample
- see sample
suscribe on designboom

happening now! croatian furniture company prostoria stands as an example of a different and more traditional approach based on the evolution from the local factuality of all actors involved in the production process. explore prostoria on designboom! 

architecture in hong kong (96)

facades (254)

other projects (3)

retail interiors (671)

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5