Location: London, Great Britain
Area: 488 m2
- Team of authors
Tatiana Tryaskina, Yana Bolotaeva
The first restaurant of Italian cuisine was opened in Moscow in 2006 and over several years, a chain of popular pizzerias had widened its area of influence - as a result, the new restaurants started operation not only in Russia but also abroad. The architects of the UNK project practice were proposed to create an interior for a restaurant in London in the context of style typical for the chain. New place is located in rather complex space, which constitutes a two-level premise with faint daylighting.
That is why the project authors had to dismantle a major part of the entrance ceiling slab and replace the supporting construction of XIX century with a more modern one. In that way a problem of lightning was solved - thanks to actions taken the space obtained extra height, which allowed to let light into the lower cellar hall. Now the restaurant halls are perfectly visible from the street – through a huge glass show window decorated with handwritten notes in Italian.