Location: Riga, Latvia
Area: restaurant 200m2, terrace 240m2
Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce, Elina Tetere, Dins Vecans
Metal artist: Edgars Spridzans
Photo: Maris Lagzdins
Restaurant is located in industrial area of Riga, where now workshops for artists, abandoned soviet time port buildings, also yacht club are located. All together it is creating area which is unaffected mix of dynamic rhythm of city, variable characters and different spirits.
The name of restaurant- KOYA- in Japanese means- lean-to, awning.
The concept of Project is to flow with existing atmosphere and stylistics of area, to retain it and to take part in it in creative way, in the same time adding the modern touch for restaurant.
Interior is created working with contrasts and materials in large planes and forms and not working with decorations and small details. Restaurant building is lean-to which was renovated in the way to remain the effect of shed (existing plank ceiling left without changes), using existing brick walls. Contemporary feeling is given with contrast between old robust ceiling planks and glossy, smooth black glass wall, adding huge metal chandeliers.
Large planes and sizes, simple new materials (long bar and standing tables with black metal finishing and oak-tree surface) massive, high plank doors, huge chandeliers and furniture with metal elements- all together is creating contrast against industrial setting around but is not challenging and fighting with it.