This Beautifully Retro-Futuristic Restaurant Was Specifically Designed For Scientists

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(via) I’m not a little mesmerized by the new restaurant at ATLATL Innovation Cluster, a research and development platform for life sciences located in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang hi-tech business park. The 200-seat, two-level, 5,200 sqft retro-futuristic stunner with a dome feeds high level researchers and scientists of many different stripes from departments and agencies that specialize in everything from biology to semiconductors.

– Images by Shao Feng –

Designed by architects Qianyi Lin and Dongzi Yang of Various Associates, the two floors are dominated by the atrium’s ‘floating’ ring. The client apparently requested a futuristic spatial atmosphere, which they received in soft curves, planetary orbit-inspired circles, newfangled resins, glass panels and mirror-polished steel set in a soothing palette that includes greens, blues, yellows and different shades of grey.

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