Hotel Bazar, Rotterdam
In addition to its restaurant in Rotterdam, Restaurant Bazar has now also opened its doors in Amsterdam. The former Buiten-Amstel Church on Albert Cuyp market street has been converted into a melting pot of cultures where everyone can come to eat, drink and endlessly look around.
A typical Arab market ambience has been created: a lively, busy place, chaotic but always convivial. Different styles converge here in the interior design, personnel and food. The focal point, visible from all sides, is a large round bar situated on the ground floor, comprising refrigerated display cabinets, food cans and old wood. All drinks are served from here and guests can wait here until a table is free. Around this lie different raised floors in various colours, with balustrades of blue glazed openwork stone. These elevated floors create a division into different ?neighbourhoods?, each with its own uniquely different character. These neighbourhoods give the huge ground floor area a certain degree of intimacy.
construction advice: Frans Verhees
acoustic advice: Cauberg-Huygen
interior contractor: Akbar Tamiz
interior construction: Rik Verlaat
electronic installations: PDK Beveiligingen
photography website: Maarten Helle