SUMMIT BAR位于江苏省常州市常发广场，是一家集精品咖啡和专业Wiskey Bar为一体的集合型商业空间。“SUMMIT”在英文中是最高点和顶峰的意思，设计师在做空间构建时紧扣这一主题，另整个空间与品牌形成独特而又统一的视觉体。
Summit bar is located in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province. It is a complicated type commercial space including coffee and professional wiskey bar. “Summit” means the highest point in English. Designers closely follow this theme in the inspiration of the space, forming a unique and unified impression between the whole space and the brand.
▼外观，exterior view © EMMA
▼独特的品牌墙，unique exterior wall displaying the brand © EMMA
When the business forms of day and night in the space, the first thing we consider is the lighting function. In the daytime Cafe space, the designer uses natural light as the light source of the cafe as far as possible, so that the guests who enter the shop can feel the warmth brought by the sunlight,and enjoy the coffee in their hands. In the material selection of the space of the cafe, the designer selected wood products with warm texture to make the most closely connected part with people in the space. In addition, the connection with the whole space uses the steel plate material of the bar to achieve the visual consistency between the coffee area and the bar area. We have designed a special kind of space for customers, such as the coffee table, to enhance the function of the coffee table.
▼入口的咖啡制作区，coffee making area at the entrance © EMMA
▼白天的咖啡馆空间，the daytime Cafe space © EMMA
▼采用质感温润的木制品，wood products with warm texture © EMMA
To enter the bar space, you must first pass through a small wooden revolving door. In this process, the natural light has a great contrast to the lighting effect in the space, so that the guests can feel deliberately.
▼通向酒吧的木制旋转门，a small wooden revolving door of the bar © EMMA
In the bar area, designers try to make the open facade closed, so that the interior of the space is mainly designed with artificial lighting, so as to bring more entertainment to the whole space. With the theme of “summit”, the designer designed the passageway leading to the bathroom. The whole passage formed the shape of a mountain, which made the process of walking into this area more interesting and vivid. The open seating area enables all guests to feel the busyness inside the bar and the joy of socializing with their neighbors in the process of enjoying the wine. The “continuous boundless” walls and ceiling in the area are all made of narrow strips of red bricks with the same texture. The brick walls and floors with dim colors define the interior quiet space. Although space is limited, designers still want to keep it fluid and flexible.
▼酒吧室内概览，overview of the bar © EMMA
▼开放的座位区域，bird-view of Soochow University © EMMA
▼连续空间内划分不同区域，different areas in the continuous space © EMMA
▼吧台区，the bar © EMMA
▼通往洗手间的山峰隧道，the passageway leading to the bathroom © EMMA
▼营造空间的穿梭感，creating the sense of space shuttle © EMMA
In the process of creating and switching the atmosphere of the whole space, light is the medium and means to shape the space, and is also the soul of the space. We try different ways to give the guests the possibility of scene switching and to see people spend a relaxed and comfortable time in the whole space, which is also our real desire when designing.
▼夜景，night view © EMMA
▼轴测图，axonometric drawing © 三厘社triostudio
▼平面图，plan © 三厘社triostudio
▼立面图，elevations © 三厘社triostudio
Project name: SUMMIT BAR
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design year & Completion Year: 2020
Leader designer & Team: triostudio
Project location: Changzhou Jiangsu
Gross Built Area (square meters): 175
Photo credits: EMMA
Partners: SHANGHAI ZITENG CONTRIBUTION
Clients: SUMMIT BAR
Brands / Products used in the project: Weiguang Nippon shibiao