Not far from the Fort Canning Hill, Clarke Quay was once the most bustling wharf in Singapore. Now it no longer served as a dock for the loading and unloading of cargoes and its original godowns are transformed into a leisure neighborhood.  Here is where HEYTEA launched its first oversea shop themed on “Day Dreamer Project”.

Project Name: HEYTEA Day Dreamer Project at Clarke Quay Singapore
Design Company: MOC DESIGN OFFICE ( )
Chief Designers: Sam Liang, Vivi Wu
Design Phase: October 2018 – November 2018
Completion: January 2019
Location: Block A, 3 River Valley Road, #01-06, Clarke Quay, Singapore
Area: 250 sqm
Materials: Texture paint / White Artificial Stone / Sandblasted Steel
Client: HEYTEA
Photography: ArchiTranslator

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MOC DESIGN presents HEYTEA in an open form with a panoramic layout and a bright hue of white, in contrast to the dim and mysterious Clarke Quay streets in an enclosed form. Inspired by the lighthouse on the Fort Canning Hill, MOC DESIGN put up an array of 20 lamp posts within the limited space, some of which are fit with the high tables to meet the functional needs.

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The light posts dim and brighten gradually over time, just like the way a lighthouse emits light. Through the glass box at the entrance, people can see the gradual dark and light changes. Under the influence of the natural light, the space presents distinctive and enchanting looks from morning to evening.

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The light belts hidden wooden frame in the ceiling produce the diffused reflection to create the soft illumination and atmosphere for the interior, with the spotlights as a visual partition to divide the seating areas and passages.

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Lighthouse gives the navigational aid to the ships at sea while the lamp posts serve the same function. Back to the old days, people gathered together to taste tea. Now, young people come together under the light and share HEYTEA. The lamp posts are designed as a symbol that guides the tea drinkers to find their cup of tea.


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