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With its combination of heritage and cuisine, Tai Kwun is set to be the newest dining hotspot with an opulent colonial-inspired lounge bar decor. Designed by local firm AB Concept the newly-opened Tai Kwun restoration project its a combination of heritage and a mix of British and Chinese culinary history.
The newest dining trend spot is an opulent restoration project in the heart of Central district on Hong Kong island and shows that preserving heritage and history can be the first priority at a restaurant interior design concept.
Local design and architecture firm AB Concept design a trio of restaurants with an opulent restaurant interior design and a stunning lounge bar decor that re-imagined 10,000 sq ft. space that reflects Hong Kong’s unique east-west heritage and a mix of British and Chinese culinary history.
As masters of the tricky art of paying homage to a historic property AB Concept even draw inspiration from the name itself. Tai Kwun translates as ‘big station’ and is the colloquial Cantonese name for the Central Police Station (CPS) Revitalisation Project.
Occupying the first floor of the historic Police Headquarters in Tai Kwun’s West Wing, the Statement Restaurant has a mesmerizing restaurant interior design and feature as a classy complement to The Chinese Library in the East Wing.
To reach The Chinese Library guests must pass through Dispensary, the bar connecting the two restaurants on the east and west wings. At the entrance, flanked by the two dining rooms, The Dispensary, has an opulent Colonial-inspired lounge bar decor with British restaurant Statement on one side and The Chinese Library on the other.
The Dispensary distinguished because the outstanding design concept that evokes the history of Cantonese heritage and emerges as a cut edge Hong Kong lounge bar decor scene, where the unofficial police bar originally stood. AB Concept work in the design of both the bar and the restaurant with an unapologetic approach to luxury and fine detail.
The lounge bar decor gave a nod to the original heritage, with an old-world opulence and a blend of East meets West in the restaurant interior design. Takes inspiration from the history of the area the design firms use dark velvet furnishings in original police uniform colours, backlit silver police badges, original wooden floors, high-pitched ceilings and period tall windows.
The Chinese Library is extravagant in its restaurant interior design, which has hints of colonialism and traditional Chinese elements. The expansive space is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and dark wooden frames that match the chestnut-brown flooring, while evenly spaced tables are snuggly arranged across the room. Pale jade-green walls and golden accents match well with marble tabletops, offering a subtle touch of luxury to space.
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