Located on a site of great natural beauty a seafood restaurant and craft beer bar form the brief. We wanted sea views from the resort behind to be retained, this dictated a low, sleek building. The inspiration for the design came from the idea of a breaking wave. The roof is utilized as a public terrace, a stepped ramp invites visitors to climb up and explore. Its water feature aids the natural cooling of the spaces below whilst also creating a dynamic viewpoint. The bar forms a strong connection with the square by opening up and spilling out into it. This is achieved by the use of large vertically folding windows. The plaza floor finish also continues into the bar. Polycarbonate cladding echoes the plaza sculptures, it’s warm red glow acts as an attractor. The linear bar will be made from a modified dragon boat, whilst the ceiling wraps and folds downwards, forming a waveform. The restaurant contrasts by connecting more with the beach and sea, employing more natural finishes. Roof lights in the water feature above reinforce the sense of being below a cascading wave, a wall of fish tanks enable guests to view through into the kitchen.
James Atkinson | Designer
Fractal - Architecture & Design
Sang Ho | 3d visualization