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Signature Restaurant, Discovery Primea

International architecture and interior design firm dwp were requested to create the full interiors for the new signature restaurant, covering 260sqm internal and 100sqm external space, for approximately 80 covers, at the Discovery Primea in Manila. The client required a destination restaurant suited to the 16th floor of Makati's new prime luxury condominium development.

dwp chose the concept of a 'kitchen in the sky', and proposed a central hub, to accommodate the less technically demanding different kitchen sections, to allow guests to be seated around these areas and feel part of the cooking process, as chefs perform their craft.

The restaurant offers an informal atmosphere, but with meticulous attention to detail, to echo the approach to cuisine. The selected colour palette is neutral and sophisticated, with some vibrant punches of colour injected.

The floors are detailed timber, while the hub sports a houndstooth black and white encaustic tile. The entry is flanked by a splendid wine wall and displays a unique light/planting feature. This spiraling installation enveloped the host station for visual drama, while forming a screen to the bar behind.

The external 'garden terrace' features a bar, with relaxed, comfortable seating, ideal for pre- and post-dinner drinks, with the feel of being in a 'garden in the sky', by night.

Location: Manila, The Philippines
Size: 360sqm
Completion: 2014
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