Immersive Bike-Mobile Sustainable Tea Lab

Harold Linde, UC Davis

A mobile bicycle transportation pavilion that fosters cultural and social connection through the shared act of having a cup of tea.

The Temporary Campus Immersive Tea Space is a temporary structure located on UC Davis campus adjacent to the underutilized UC Davis Arboretum. Designed using the principles of sustainability, community and wabi sabi, the structure will bring together diverse participants from both campus and the surrounding community to enjoy immersive tea experiences during the 2019-20 academic year that are facilitated by UC David Global Tea Initiative.

This structure reimagines immersive tea experience provides diverse participants to opportunity to cultivate respite, presence, connection to self/other/planet—and a sense of wonder in ordinary details that often go missed during our hectic, day-to-day lives.