Sureño at The Opposite House
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Sureño at The Opposite House

Sureño is a restaurant based on Mediterranean cuisine located in Beijing, China. Concrete walls define the more public, circulatory areas of Sureño while the spaces beyond with their surfaces of warm woods and blue olive grove patterns remind one of the Mediterranean. Winding through the entry, the hearth of the restaurant is revealed – the pizza oven – with its surrounding counter, allowing patrons to gather and watch the chefs at work. Breaks in the ceiling allow light to stream through and the ceiling’s slope upward in the public dining area emphasizes the view of the sunken garden. The wooden floor extends into the sunken garden to become a deck and the water pools within the restaurant and outside at the sunken garden ensure their connection to each other and the sea is not missed.

Gross Area
500 m²


Completion Date
April 2008

January 2007 – April 2008

B1, Taikoo Li, Sanlitun North, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Taiwan Interior Design 2010, by Chinese Society of Interior Designers, Taiwan Sureño- Mediterranean Restaurant, Commerical Space, Primary Selected
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2009, by Red Dot Design Museum, Germany Sureño- Mediterranean Restaurant, Corporate Design category, Winner
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010, Wallpaper* Magazine, London, UKSureño- Mediterranean Restaurant, Nominated under Best New Hotel
China Best Design Hotels, by The Bund Sureño- Mediterranean Restaurant, Best of The Year/Urban
Eating Out Awards, by Time Out Magazine, Beijing, China Sureño- Mediterranean Restaurant, Best New Restaurant category, Winner
2008 Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards, by Organization Committee of 2008 Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards, Shanghai, ChinaSureño- Mediterranean Restaurant, Best Interiors category, Bronze Award