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"Ammo Café" is a place to eat, meet and rest in a beautiful atmosphere created by Joyce Wang. A place that breaks with traditional Chinese architecture.

The first serious projects of Joyce Wang saw the world three years ago. This did not stop the designer from working on the "Ammo Café" project and demonstrating his unusual talent. This project attracted the attention of major publishers and specialized blogs, as well as the restaurant's customers.

The designer was inspired by the French director's 1965 film Jean-Luc Godard in the fantasy film." Alphaville, a strange adventure of Lemmy Caution "which received the Grand Prize of the Berlin Film Festival. The film about Alphaville, the fantastic city, ruled by a robot-dictator "Alpha-60", was created by the director in the spirit of the German Expressionism of the 1920s.

The world of the technocratic future presents itself as cold, hostile and deserted, but at the same time ghostly and illusory. Alphaville is in black and white, there are no other colours, it consists of buildings with bare walls. It is an almost deserted city, there are only modern glass buildings where the light is not turned off even during the day, with infinite corridors and dangerous stairs without railings.

The interior of the restaurant cannot be described in the same way, it only alludes to the film in certain details, but adds depth to the restaurant, creating a special story and atmosphere. Example: the spiral staircase in "Alphaville" is a symbolic element that is the basis of some scenes in the film. In the restaurant, this element is presented by spiral lamps, made of copper water pipes and wire cloth.

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amo2It looks like the room is upside down, since the steps and handrails of the staircase, created with the lamps, are under the ceiling, above the head! The wall installation is also made of water pipes, a central decorative element that adds originality and effect to the interior.

Every detail is thought out and realized with particular precision and attention, which generally characterizes the work of the designer Joyce Wang. Luxury materials (leather, velvet, silk, etc.) make up for the simplicity of the fastening material and other interior details.

"Ammo" is part of the project to create the headquarters ofAsia Society Hong Kong Center. It is one of eleven identical, non-profit educational institutions whose aim is to study the influence of global problems on Asia and to create the main platform for the resolution of Asian issues.

Todd Williams & Billie Tsien Architects of New York were commissioned to design the building that will become the "outpost" of the Asian Center (ASHKC). The vast spaces are the result of the experiences of Joyce Wang, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (in 2004), the Royal College of Arts (in 2007), who in 2004-2005 was an intern at the renowned firm Foster + Partners, and in 2007 founded her own design studio.

Being a multicultural establishment, the bar-restaurant "Ammo" located in Hong Kong, offers a mix of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The title of the restaurant comes from the slang, which is an abbreviation of the word "ammunition". Or it is an acronym, formed from the initial letters of the English words Asia, Modern, Museum and Original. This title emphasizes the Asian origins and originality of the restaurant, its modern European cuisine and original design.

The chef and restaurateur is Tony Cheng, inspired by his mentor the chef. Roland Schuller from The Drawing Room .

The café serves a menu all day from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, tapas at cocktail hour, and dinner service.

To make a reservation, if you are passing through Honk Kong: 2537 9888.

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