The Noodle Rack, ID Mall


The Noodle Rack in ID Mall, Changsha is another iteration of the original LongXiaoBao concept. Steel wire ‘noodles’ droop down towards patron’s bowls in the middle of this popular eatery. The design integrates an ‘on-the-go’ street food experience into a more upscale and modern restaurant. Through a transparent facade, people are encouraged to enter and occupy one of the long canteen style tables either alone, or with friends. The overall atmosphere is refined, yet with rustic elements – accentuated in the use of a corten steel frame that elegantly defines the spatial volume, and sits in contrast to more organic materials such as dark timber and white oak. ‘The Noodle Rack’ pays careful attention to material details and light in celebration of one of China’s staple dishes.


location: Changsha ID Mall
net area: 100sqm
scope: storefront design, interior design, custom furniture & lighting design
design: Nov – Dec 2015
construction: Dec 2015 – Jan 2016
project team: Christina Luk, Marcello Chiado Rana, Cai Jin Hon, Yiye Lim, Leo Wang
general contractor: Shanghai MaiChang Construction Project Co., Ltd.
photography: Hardaway Yang