Spectators at the stadium of Greek football team Olympiacos can dine overlooking the pitch at a restaurant with an undulating ceiling and a bar made from cooking pots (+ slideshow).
Designed by Greek studio LM Architects, the V'ammos Restaurant is positioned directly above the stands to give diners a panoramic view into the 32,000-seat Karaiskakis Stadium, located in the south-west of Athens.
The architects made reference to the stadium's coastal situation by giving the space a wave-like ceiling. "We were inspired by this association and the outcome is the replication of the movement of the sea waves," architects Mariza Angelidi and Lila Galata told Dezeen.
"The construction was adapted to hide the structural elements and the electromechanical installations, while at the same time allowing access to these units," they added.
Around 300 metal cooking pots were stacked up in a line beneath a wooden counter to create the bar at the back of the restaurant.
Furniture includes tables with round and square surfaces, designed especially for the restaurant by LM Architects.
Photography is by Studio Paterakis.
Here's a project description from LM Architects:
V'ammos Restaurant in Piraeus
The shell that houses the restaurant- Karaiskaki Stadium, which is built over the water, was a benchmark in the design proposal.
The wave of the sea that existed in place is introduced in the design of the space in the form of an optically moving roof element. This element, which is the result of parametric design, dominates the environment and gives identity to the restaurant.
Strong feature of the composition is the elongated bar, consisted of 300 cooking pots. The bar is an art installation itself, where the identity of the object is lost to highlight the visual impression created by its repetition and correlation in space.
The linear layout of the floor plan is framed by successive separate rooms and the overwhelming ambience of the stadium.
Total Surface: 300 sq.m.
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