UpperRoom Coffee is a welcoming community coffee shop that seeks to provide a friendly and comforting atmosphere for people to share their stories and connect with others. The shop aims to create a space where customers can order a cup of coffee and find solace in the mellow brew while sharing their experiences and healing their souls.
Situated on the fringes of a bustling residential community in the Fangshan District of southwest Beijing, UpperRoom Coffee is owned by a group of passionate young individuals with a shared mission of revitalizing neighborhood relations. With the aim of providing locals with a cozy and inviting space to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee, the cafe serves as a hub for social interaction and soulful exchange.
To maintain a positive and interactive relationship between the cafe and the community, the first floor of UpperRoom Coffee was opened along the street, featuring a miniature garden and a swing area. Swing seats, open windows, and the coffee bar are placed adjacent to each other, and the bar has a high level of visibility from the street. This setup also allows the cafe owner to engage in friendly interaction with the neighbors sitting in the swing area.
To create a multi-functional and cohesive space with a multi-level spatial relationship, the UpperRoom Coffee utilized the L-shaped section relationship between the high-ceiling commercial house and the adjacent shop mezzanine. The original height was retained in the middle of the coffee shop, and a bar counter and mezzanine seating area were placed on one side, while the other side was reserved for the LOGO theme wall. The space features a staircase and platform at the end of the hollow area, which serves as the visual focal point of the entire space. The platform is multifunctional and can be used as a small stage for events.
To create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in this community cafe, we have incorporated natural elements such as logs, as well as a color palette of white, green, and orange. We have also used materials such as antique cultural bricks, textured tiles, embossed glass windows, and natural textured solid wood to provide a balance of modern and nostalgic design, catering to customers of different ages and preferences. The combination of these elements helps to create a warm and inviting environment where people can come together to enjoy good company and delicious coffee.
To appeal to a diverse customer base, the UpperRoom Coffee includes various features beyond just coffee and dining. The shop owner aims to offer team building meeting rooms, escape rooms, and parent-child libraries, among other functions. The wooden stair platform is also utilized as a stage for important events, and the seating on both floors can be rearranged to transform the cafe into a versatile performing space.
Location: Fangshan District, Beijing,China
Area: 300 ㎡
Status: Construction Complete
Design Finish Year: 2018
Completion Year: 2019