Farine Boulangerie
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Farine Boulangerie

Aromatic coffee beans, sumptuous bread scent—Farine on Wukang Road is not just restauranteur Franck Pecol’s new bakery in Shanghai, but also architects Neri&Hu’s spatial interpretation of bakery as the progeny of coffee and bread. The design concept behind Farine is encapsulated in where bread is made is a pure, white testing lab; where coffee is brewed, a textured palette of wood and raw metal reminiscent of the complex roasting process. The façade as a play of materials highlights and sometimes conceals the activities within, attracting visitors to double-take voyeuristically. Various scales and composition of aged bronze, reclaimed elm, textured glass, and even hints of colors also add to this layer of intrigue with their unique translucencies. What started as a pure lab space juxtaposing a raw, industrial coffee zone thus becomes a 2-in-1 shop where coffee and bread visually unite and compliment in taste.

Gross Area
76 m²

Status
Complete

Completion Date
October 2012

Duration
February 2012 – October 2012

Address
Ferguson Lane, 378 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

2013
Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2013, by Hong Kong Interior Design Association, Hong Kong, China Farine, Food Space Category, Silver Prize
Design for Asia (DFA) Award 2013, by Hong Kong Design Center, Hong Kong, ChinaFarine, Hospitality and Leisure Spaces Category, Merit Award
Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2013, UKFarine, Asia Restaurant, International, Shortlist