“Located in Shenzhen, China, the Honeycomb Restaurant might have you at first thinking you stepped onto a futuristic movie set – I mean, where else is something like this possible in the real world. Designed by Japanese based firm, SAKO Architects, the 14,000sq ft and two-story Chinese restaurant has created quite the buzzThe white surfaces of the large space undulate in a place, and form six bands of ‘pleats’ that become the boundary for each space. In section, they appear like six ‘honeycombs’, leaving guests feeling like small bees in a hive. Over 1,000 oval shaped holes were created, and create continuity throughout the main dining area. In addition the restaurant houses a large traditional hall for groups, along with VIP rooms for private parties.
The inner side of the white surface is divided into two levels, consisting of a large room and private rooms. A spiral staircase penetrates between the levels, and in the center, about twenty-five thousand acrylic balls hang from the 9.2 m ceiling above. Drops of water dribble along the lines of the acrylic balls, and glitter under the strong ceiling light, creating quite an impressive focal point upon entering.