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Yung Kee Restaurant

One of the most historic and famous Hong Kong restaurant dating back to the 1940’s requires an update to renew its license. This is also an opportunity to update its services by incorporating a retail corner, more efficient traffic flow and a younger, more friendly atmosphere.

 In lieu of total destruction of the previous fit out, a sustainable approach was taken to integrate new features into the existing.  Feature as such as the roast duck window, ham corner, entrance doors, the modernist grand stair with vintage hand cast tiles, a fish pond and scholar statue, were carefully retained and restored as part of the restaurant’s and Hong Kong’s heritage.

In lieu of total destruction of the previous fit out, a sustainable approach was taken to integrate new features into the existing.  Feature as such as the roast duck window, ham corner, entrance doors, the modernist grand stair with vintage hand cast tiles, a fish pond and scholar statue, were carefully retained and restored as part of the restaurant’s and Hong Kong’s heritage.

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 The vintage cast ceramic tiles were created locally by hand to become the unify motif for the restaurant.  Research into the history of the restaurant warrant recreation of 3 booths seating displaced in the previous renovation. A retail shop is created with a long taste testing table. Dining ambience is greatly enhanced without compromising the restaurant’s heritage.  As a result of reusing parts, a reduction in wastes is also achieved.

The vintage cast ceramic tiles were created locally by hand to become the unify motif for the restaurant.  Research into the history of the restaurant warrant recreation of 3 booths seating displaced in the previous renovation. A retail shop is created with a long taste testing table. Dining ambience is greatly enhanced without compromising the restaurant’s heritage.  As a result of reusing parts, a reduction in wastes is also achieved.

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