Contemporary, classic and elegant hospitality design ideas and inspirations from The Tote bar.
Designed by Chriss Lee and Kapil Gupta from Serie Architects, the bar design construction of the Tote was a complex combination of restoration works for the Heritage Building and the demolition and reconstruction of the the Banquet wing.
According to Serie Architects, the interesting aspect of the site, however, lies not in the colonial buildings but in the open spaces covered by mature Rain Trees. These spaces are shaded throughout the year by the thinly wide spread leaves of the Rain Trees, allowing almost the entire proposed program to occur outdoors. Therefore, the proposed a bar design that attempts to continue this idea of a continuously differentiated space, with no clear boundary, into the envelope of the conservation building. A new structure is proposed within the old building envelope
The bar design of The Tote Mumbai, India, has won The 2010 Restauran Bar Design Awards in category International Bar and Best Bar design award.