About the project
This hot pot restaurant is set to be a landmark in Chongqing, set in a garden conservatory cantilevered high above the city, a modern day reflection of the traditional Chinese courtyards and the famous stilted houses (Diao-jiao-lou) of Chongqing. These are positioned along the waterfront of the two converging rivers, housing many hot pot restaurants, bars and tea houses.
These are made up of various sizes all piled together, with wooden and bamboo support poles, decorative screened windows and balustrades, and tiled roofs, lit with a very distinct yellow light, and adorned with red lanterns.
Key features of the design are the private dining rooms of various size and profile, supported by wooden poles and hovering over the open market style deli and butchers blocks below, where guests can make a personal platter of the freshest ingredients to have served at their table. Two semi private tables on either side flank this open “market” style counter.