A new fine dining destination in Central, Hong Kong has been designed with European influences and carefully sourced materials. Innovative French cuisine executed with seasonal ingredients imported from Japan under the leadership of Finnish Chef Eric Räty is served in a space as eclectic as its menu.
The project was given a strict construction period of only sixteen weeks – in which Yabu Pushelberg, Canadian design firm, had to cooperate internationally with the local contractor, ISG. Materials either had to be matched with ones locally available or imported with enough lead time for delivery.
Technical design elements were especially crucial. The kitchen was fully designed and installed with a cocktail station, hot water heaters, ovens, chillers, and other pieces of equipment. The pièce-de-résistance was a custom-made wine cellar, with enough room to display over 1700 exclusive wine bottles. The cellar was designed to preserve the wine at optimum climate conditions.
Yet the design concept itself is warm, as well as stylish – Yabu Pushelberg’s concept here is the evocation of a classic French home environment within a contemporary setting.
Project Name: Arbor
Location: 25th Floor, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Status of Construction: Completed
Completion Date: 26 March 2018
Site Area: 242 square metres
Client: Gourmet Dining Group Ltd.
Interior Designer: Yabu Pushelberg
Main Contractor: ISG Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Images: ISG Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd.