Headed by Hua Li, the Beijing firm Trace Architecture Office (TAO) has transformed, renovated, and enlarged a complex of buildings that house a coffee processing plant and a hotel in China’s Yunnan Province, known for its coffee trees. The brick constructions of local tradition include vaults, such as those on ground level which are used for storing coffee, having walls whose dimensions and thickness help keep the temperature and humidity constant. To connect the two existing buildings, TAO added two courtyards surrounded by covered galleries of concrete. In a further phase of the renovation, an abandoned cinema built in the 1980s will be turned into a coffee museum.
Xinzhai Coffee Manor.
Baoshan Xinzhai Coffee.
TAO (Trace Architecture Office) / Hua Li (socio partner); Bai Ting, Lai Erxun, Hu Mohuai, Zhang Wenzhao, Yue Yang, Zhang Hao, Liu Zhouxing, Cao Pengfei, Duan Qi, Shao Aiwen, Li Yuntao, Liu Peiyi (equipo team).
Ma Zhigang (estructuras structures); Lv Jianjun (instalaciones MEP); Yunnan Baoshanxia Village Architecture Engineering (constructor contractor); Scenario Design (construcción interior interior construction); Shu Tan, Yang Zhiqiang, Yang Jing (aparejador quantity surveyor).
Su Shengliang; Chen Hao.