La Lé Wine Bar is a place where busy-urban people share casual evenings with friends at comfortable ambience enhance with fine wines.
Located at Yandang Rd, the earliest pedestrian street in Shanghai, La Lé Wine Bar is named with the pronunciation of Taiwanes word chatting to highlight the idea of the place, to chat and to have good time with friends. The bar features an atmosphere of warm and lay back for wine appreciation in Shanghai metropolitan.
The bar’s black facade with fine metal curves making it a charm in the neighborhood. The sunset or moon like store sign visually loosen up tight shoulders. The relaxing vibes slows down pedestrians’ footstep.
Gathering and Sharing
Responding to the close by Fuxing Park where numeral Shanghai identical phoenix trees are planned, the interior begins from a trunk of a tree behind the entrance spreading out to space. It is to create the atmosphere where trees are the center of Chinese neighborhood for gathering and conversations underneath.
A bar is a field for interpersonal communication. The design interpenetrate time and space providing city new comers a connection of urban experience and local communities that will further generate a new drinking culture. Customized furniture and light selection are arranged to suit demands in different areas separating bar area, wine tasting area and private rooms.
Modern and Surreal
The bar’s aesthetic is a blend of modern and surrealism, articulated through the use of hard-edged materials like marble and glass meets local super class expectation. The curvy ceiling contour, wooden wall melody pattern and polished stainless steel creates the dizzy visual for a convivial vinous space.
Customized wine cellar with constant temperature and humidity control enable large collection of wines remains in good quality. Large glass viewing window makes it the center piece in the bar.
East-West Culture Exchange
La Lé Wine Bar reflects local culture in wine sharing and storytelling. It is where smooth Western wine accommodates high-pressure modern Chinese and their memory of old times.
Location: 66 Yandang Road, Shanghai, China
Architect:Crox International Co., Ltd.
Designer: Tsung-Jen Lin | Director of Crox International Co., Ltd.
Client: La Lé Group
Status: Completed June, 2010
Surface Area: 170 sqm
Material: black-marquina, black glass, dark brown glass, titanize stainless, teak, white oak
Photographer: Shen Qiang