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MTM DESIGN

Boutique Agency | Shanghai

MERCADO 505

Mercado 505 is a restaurant inspired in the Mediterranean wet markets you can find in Spain or Italy. It’s a “market to table” concept where customer can choose from fresh products on display for their homes or enjoy them at the restaurant.

It is located on central Shanghai in a three story building. Previously to our intervention the
venue had only two floors. We added a third mezzanine level and cut an atrium hole in the middle of the second level to have a full interconnected experience.

Its first floor is where we can find the main market area. It has a raw bar with fresh seafood, a meat and cheese display, wine cellar and a vibrant open kitchen that fills the space with its energy. The counters designs are inspired in the markets food stands, like a collage of different styles you can find in a traditional market. This floor opens up to the terrace with its foldable windows, to enjoy a seamless experience in Spring and Autumn.

The second floor, has the main dining room with its seating organized around the three story height atrium. A small booth bar, shelving with blackboards dry products and custom wall lights give an industrial chic feeling to the space.

The third floor has its own private kitchen and is reserved for VIP dinners. A hand-painted mural over white tiles wall and naked oversized pendant light bulbs links the three levels in an artistic yet casual fashion.