We were approached to develop a restaurant prototype that can be easily adapted to various public spaces, ranging from a university campus to a commercial center to a train station. The dining area is divided between mobile (take-away) and stationary (seating) users. The proportions between the two users vary according to a specific site. For instance, a train station may require a larger amount of mobile users while a university campus would need more stationary users. A pinched, quarter tauroid is applied to divide the spatial functions. The resulting arched entrances along the storefront determine the flow of users.
Location: Vienna, Austria
Principal use: Restaurant
Total floor area: variable / site specific
Number of stories: 1
Design team: Chieh-shu Tzou, Gregorio S. Lubroth