Wojciech Maciejewski

Wojciech Maciejewski

Poznan, PL



'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.'
(John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)

I would like to present the new concept of a restaurant, where kitchen is taken to a new level. Not only in the way that dishes are prepared but also in the way the clients interact with it. Building acts as restaurant and cooking school at once, and apirate to be nothing less than one of the best in the world in both categories.
Form of the building derived from two main problems of the site: dialogue with the historic surroundings and acco- modation of very complex program which needs a lot of space. To achieve the first goal there was a decision to leave original facades and update them to the new program. One of corners were have been cut off to create a representative entrance to the building.
Through the analisis of the surroundings, it was concluded that the courtyards are an integral part o Parisian buildings. The project involves creation a new type of courtyard, which aims to introduce light into the interior of the building without wasting enormous floor space as in the original solution. Another updated form is classic French mansard roof: now the roof is made in glass and steel. This solution creates a extraordinary panoramic view and gives a lot of light to the interior. How about a glass of French wine under the starry sky?

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Paris, FR
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