Architecture Competition: Tea House – Challenge to design a cafe for tea lovers
Over a cuppa tea
“Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” – Kakuzo Okakura
Beverages are one of the major attractions to people irrespective of their age, ethnicity, or gender, they hold a very important place in the culinary and food industry. The quality, variety, and innovative methods are changed and recreated with passing time in beverage production. But what remains is its love by people all around the globe.
Tea has transcended beyond it being a favourite drink. That is quite evident from the huge statistics of tea drinkers around the world. About 297 billion litres of tea are drunk all around the world. Making itself the second most drunk beverage after water, and it makes itself top in most people’s favourite lists. Sometimes it’s the ice, lemon, sugar, or milk; combined however one prefers. But still adored by all. There is hardly any specific occasion for which tea couldn’t be served. It can be drunk anywhere and anytime with anyone you like. Something which makes it a magical potion that can influence people worldwide.
Brief of the Competition
The idea of expanding the tea from the kitchen of the normal household to bringing it to a social level. It is a transition that can be created through space that will not just offer tea to its lovers. But will also unite them in a place they would love to visit often.
Brief: This challenge aims to create a tea house that will act as a café where a variety of tea will be served to the people who love to savour it.
Creating a space that will bring the tea lovers together in a cosy and warm cafe that offers the luxury and space to spend time with their favourite beverage. Space like this is meant to create a kind of environment that will offer people to experience the tea-savouring process through a variety of senses and will have a space to catch up with their friends and others.
Runner – Up – 1400$ x 6
People’s Choice – 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention – 600$ x 1
Learn More – https://bit.ly/tea-house-challenge