005.HAR

Title L'harmonie
Status completed
Program restaurant
Area 500 m2
Duration 2007 - 2008
Location Verviers, Belgium
Coordinates 50° 35’ 29. 13” N 5° 51’ 19. 31” E
Owner Privé
Budget 100000€ HTVA
Partners Thomas Detilleux, architect

The restaurant is situated in the building of Harmony, ranked among heritage monuments and sites, and an important symbol in the town of Verviers. The restaurant needed two dining rooms that can operate independently, two bars, a reception area for waiting/catering services and a kitchen.

The project is based on a type of fine Italian cuisine but integrates the concept of a pizza catering service. The building has a glorious past from when the aristocrats of the time gathered to listen to the music of Harmony. The development includes basic cooking and Italian culture.

The Commedia Del Arte brings these concepts and incorporates the concepts of simple and basic decoration. Visitors are invited to become involved in these settings. The layout of the restaurant is based on the concept of "furniture" and "real estate", on what is the background and what is removable. The main furniture pieces are designed so that they guide the visitor/actor. Implementing a street burlesque theater theme, the graphic design on the furniture includes important information such as the menu and floor plan. The movable bars are in translucent Corian and integrate indirect lighting of the place. The seats are leather and bronze, prolonging the effect of staging the visitor.

 



© Valentin Bianchi

© Valentin Bianchi

© Valentin Bianchi

© Valentin Bianchi

© Valentin Bianchi

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