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Mon 16.9.

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.09.2013 - Tagged as:

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Foster + Partners’ design for the Atrium Champagne Bar at London’s ME Hotel has won the top award for bar design at the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

 

 

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

“Arriving guests pass through the ground floor lounge, and ascend to a dedicated hotel lobby and champagne bar on the first floor, housed within the hotel’s main spatial event – a nine-storey high pyramid, clad entirely in white marble, with a highly reflective, black polished granite floor.” says the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

 

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

“The project is the first hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings, has been designed by Foster + Partners. As a result, the drama of the interior spaces is provided by the bold geometry of the structure – the challenge for the design was to complement and not detract from, the 80 foot high top-lit space.”

 

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

“The minimal furnishings were custom-made and include a 30-metre long curving bench, sleek black reception desks and a freestanding triangular champagne bar. Rather than works of art that interrupt the space, the projections celebrate its scale – giant jellyfish rise upwards as if from the depths of the sea, and the triangulated panels of the marble cladding are illuminated and animated like origami.”

 

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

ME Hotel London, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

 

to the Foster + Partners website

 

to the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website

 

to the ME Hotel London website

 

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