House of Wine
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House of Wine

Located on the top floor of the historic Three on the Bund building, House of Wine combines the intimacy of a wine cellar with the urbanity of a Shanghai rooftop bar.

Leaving the glossy world of Three on the Bund behind, the visitor enters House of Wine through a metal clad frame, forming the transition into a space clad in red clay brick, a “re-revealing” of the core building material of the historic buildings lining the Bund. The floor plan is split into two components: a bar area and an adjacent space that features more bistro-like seating.

The material composition of wine barrels provides the inspiration for the wood and metal used in the bar area. Wooden cabinets enclose various functional needs while a panoramic window frames the otherwise hidden view towards Pudong. The brick wall directly opposite the bar features various sized niches allowing a playful display of wine selection.

A steel vestibule marks the transition from the bar area into the bistro and an adjacent terrace overlooking the Bund. An enormous sliding door acts as both divider and connector of the bistro space with the outdoor terrace by blurring the divide between exterior and interior when opened.

The wine cellar is inserted as a solitary object. Inside, wine shelves surround a central table for tasting events. The glass facade allows for a visual connection into the entire bar, turning those who enter into both observers and the observed. The simple material palette of bricks, steel, and wood allows the sensory examination and enjoyment of wine to take center stage.

Gross Area
150 m²


Completion Date
November 2010

– November 2010

7F, Three on the Bund, No. 3, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200002 China

Perspective Awards 2011, by Perspective Magazine, Hong Kong, ChinaHouse of Wine, Interior Design - Bar or Restaurant category, Certificate of Excellence