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Enjoy Starbucks Reserve Coffee roasted by altPlus’ engineered bamboo


Fuzhou Starbucks Reserve Store


Fuzhou Dongbai Center Store is the first HP+Reserve store in Fuzhou. It is located in the downtown area of Fuzhou, where gathered many domestic benchmark fashion stores and adjacent to the Sanfangqixiang, which is known as the "China Ming and Qing Dynasty Architectural Museum". The Reserve store has two floors, the first floor is designed as a " homocentric squares" layout, the bar is the inner squares, and the dining area is in outside squares, The second floor is designed in a "concave" shape. The protruding part is the toilet and internal workshop, and the "concave" shape area is the dining area.

Starbucks’ design team hopes to create a modern space in a classic building, and integrate the cultural heritage of "Fuzhou Sanbo”—The oil-paper umbrella, lacquer ware craftsmanship and combs. Meanwhile, environmental protection has always been the theme they hope to achieve, respect for nature, and thanks to the gift of nature, so in the use of materials in this store, designer choose to use environmentally friendly materials - bamboo, instead of traditional wood. Considering Fujian is known as the "hometown of bamboo", the area of mao bamboo forest ranks first in the country. Furthermore, bamboo is quickly renewable and low carbon emission, will have a strong mechanic performance with modern fabrication technique, altPlus’ engineering bamboo is from local area, our production factory has no more than 275 km radius from Fuzhou city. Also, client hopes to bring their passion and love of coffee to local customers in Fuzhou, so that people can slow down and take a break from their busy life, go into a coffee store and enjoy a cup of mellow coffee and a quiet and pleasant time. 

Engineered Bamboo Solutions​

With such desire, the design team finally chose the engineering bamboo product of altPlus, through the new application of bamboo elements, design team wants to create an elegant and fashionable space to demonstrate a different oriental aesthetics. Entering the Reserve store, the customized engineering bamboo materials used in the bar, the background wall, surrounding tables, they are all made with special processing techniques with modern shape. Ceilings and wall panels next to stairs are smooth and glossy, they matched with the rough and grainy cement board to create a strong visual conflict, which makes the delicate feeling of bamboo and the original texture of cement more obvious, just as Starbucks coffee comes from the gift of nature. After repeated screening and careful baking, finally, it has rich and unique taste.

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Project Details




Fuzhou, China




Ceiling, Bar, Wall Panels, In-Built Furniture




M Series LVB


Detailed Design
Manufacturing and Supply

Photo Credit


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