The store is located in Shaoxing, an ancient city with a flagstone road in Lu Xun’s hometown as well as a French plane tree covering the sky.
(Traditional X Urban Combined bakery)
In some local cities, a store will drive the city through its own value. Shaoxing has an ancient history and culture, and we hope “cycle” can bring some new inspirations to the city through its own value. Local residents, tour riders, and cycle fans. Visitors can feel the integration of the culture of ancient Shaoxing City and the Japanese style space when they come to “Cycle”. Rather than a newly decorated bakery, we hope to express the charm of the city through the shop and tell everyone the story of “Cycle” and the city.
With one side wall is used to display peripheral products, indoor wall with the whole French window puts bread on the other side, middle area displays for two island platform, still a simple Japanese style, using the simplest form of material to highlight the value of the bread, also expressing the “cycle” with the simplest form of ingredients and to highlight the value of the hand made bread where the visitors feel it all over at the entrance. The top of the cashier made a empty lattice glass, so that the space instantly sprout different scenery.
The overall style of the shop uses materials that are symbolic of the local area, such as antique bricks on the exterior wall, texture paint like stone sand, natural old elm wood, and scattered gravel on the ground. The blending of these materials can make the space a sense of age, and will not be outdated with the change of years. At the same time through the semicircle exaggerated door head as well as with the empty cashier suspended ceiling, the store style does not lose innovation. Simple walls and a lot of weathered old elm wood are used in the interior to reflect the style of Japanese bakery, which not only retains the local traditions of Shaoxing city, but also adds the characteristics of “Cycle” itself in the tradition.
In this “cycle”, peripheral goods are added and drink menu as well. In order to enable guests to enjoy bread and drinks better, different forms of tables and chairs are placed indoors and outdoors respectively. This allows visiting guests not only to enjoy bread, but also to experience the atmosphere of the whole space through sight, touch and smell. The relationship between people, food and goods, region and culture should be realized.