Ministry of Crab by HDC Design in Chengdu, China

Project: Ministry of Crab
Architects: HDC Design
Location: No. 181#Jiaozi Avenue, Wuhou District, Chengdu, China
Area: 6,738 sf
Year: 2021
Photographs by: Chuan He

Ministry of Crab by HDC Design

The Twin Towers on Jiaozi Avenue in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, have become one of the most popular landmarks in the last two years. Situated right on Jiaozi Avenue, BOX·MOC looks out to the Twin Towers in distance and enjoys a superb view.

Ministry of Crab, a Sri Lankan brand that has been honored as Asia’s top 50 restaurants for the last few years, is now in Chengdu and looking forward to winning more customers and business. The restaurant is divided into two stories, with the ground floor serving as the bar and the first as the restaurant.

The design of the bar focused on concepts. We wanted to create a free and trendy place that is also special and memorable on Jiaozi Avenue. We have incorporated the wings of the archangel that support the entire first storiey and make it the focal point. The specially designed illumination makes the wings come alive, which seem about to take flight, and adds to the bar’s versatility and dramatic tension.

As the restaurant on the first story enjoys plenty of natural light and a good view of the Twin Towers, we decided not to block the view with any additional elements. Instead, we focused on creating a shell-shaped ceiling, which is decorated with a stand-alone illumination device. The entire ceiling is lit up and the exterior appears translucent and exquisite, making BOX·MOC stand out on Jiaozi Avenue.

-Project description and images provided by ZZ Media


Tags: Chengdu, China, HDC Design, Ministry of Crab

Author: Fidan Jovanov


A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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