MOLDEE | TAKA + PARTNERS

Bar & Restaurant Thessaloniki / Greece / 2022

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Anatomy of a plate. Moldee gives shape to high gastronomy.
Moldee is a hybrid dining scenario, where fine casual dining is combined with fine drinking. The space consists of two units that are co-located, with their boundaries being not so distinct, entering into each other. It is located in the center of the city of Thessaloniki and is housed on the ground floor of a listed apartment building built in 1973. The chef’s vision is to provide a space where they would develop their vision, to offer the public a new direction in nutrition. In this way, the users of the place are transformed into "moldees", that is, they are trained by the chefs in order to know the quality food and to be fed with quality ingredients and clean flavors in their daily life. The gastronomic concept also influenced the architectural design in a very minimalist way and without unnecessary elements. Making a theoretical section of a plate, the following ingredients are identified: the dish as a strong base, the ingredients that create the composition of flavors and shapes, and finally the topping which consists of impressive and light elements that contribute to the creation of emotions and atmosphere. These elements are visible in the space, where initially one sees a single and very special floor that is the basis. Forms influenced by chefs' dishes are designed on this base, combining clean straight lines with curves and circles. These forms are mainly made with molds, offering a sense of sculptural rigor. Finally, as a topping, an impressive ceiling is chosen with a strong curved geometry that helps the light to function as the light and connecting element of all the above. The lighting of the spaces contributes to the variability of the atmosphere in order to serve the various needs at different times of the day. The styling of the dishes plays an important role in the vision of the chefs. For this reason, the restaurant is chosen to create a calm atmosphere in earthy shades, where the protagonists are the colorful dishes. In contrast, the area of fine drinking is characterized by the same colors but in darker and more intense tones and with more points of interest. In short, our goal was to design a familiar space imbued with sensitivity and rigor that at first surprises but then with the help of all the elements one can delve into the minimalist luxury of space and food.

Lead Architect: Aspasia Taka
Design Team: Maria Avramidou, Maria Solidaki, Anna Lazaridou, Christos Komzias
Construction: MBRACE.gr - Georgios Mitolidis
MEP study: EMDC – K. Kapesidis – N. Mertzios LTD
MEP building study: Cambicci+Associates
Acoustic study: Acousone – Georgios Karpouzas
Supervision: Ioannis Askaridis
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    Anatomy of a plate. Moldee gives shape to high gastronomy. Moldee is a hybrid dining scenario, where fine casual dining is combined with fine drinking. The space consists of two units that are co-located, with their boundaries being not so distinct, entering into each other. It is located in the center of the city of Thessaloniki and is housed on the ground floor of a listed apartment building built in 1973. The chef’s vision is to provide a space where they would develop their vision, to...

    Project details
    • Year 2022
    • Work started in 2021
    • Work finished in 2022
    • Client NEFELI IKE
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Bars/Cafés / Restaurants / Interior Design / Custom Furniture
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