Open Door: Wilding Lounge Café

Open Door, a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Council, is designed to promote and celebrate outstanding conservation work by emerging architects in mainland China and in the UK.

Wilding Lounge Café – Jinan, China
SYN Architects
Category 1: Twentieth century heritage buildings

Wilding Lounge Café converts a 1950s state-compound theatre building into a different kind of public events space that breathes new life into the old building, and helps protect the memories of communities that used to use it on a daily basis. Materials and old design features were reused and protected as much as possible.

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The Open Door project is aimed at architects who have been qualified for 10 years or less. It highlights the best of recent architectural heritage projects and the environmental and cultural benefits of building conservation. It also aims to foster knowledge sharing between expert practitioners in both countries, facilitating future UK-China dialogue on architecture and design.

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