WORKSHOP

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Year: 2012

Type: RESTAURANT

Location: PALM SPRINGS

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JAMES BEARD AWARD FOR BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN OR RENOVATION IN NORTH AMERICA, 2015

OFFICIAL SOMA JAMES BEARD AWARD PRESS RELEASE

Our goal was to create a fresh new architectural identity to correspond the Workshop Kitchen and Bar. We treated the existing historical building with the utmost respect. Our design approach was a simple insertion of poured in place cast concrete brutalist elements using an ecclesiastic design approach. In the center aisle, a 35-foot long communal table acts as a more public space, while large monolithic concrete booths provide a more intimate dining experience. Additionally, a private dining area at the back of the space allows guests to dine at the monolithic altarpiece. A great attention was given to every detail, including to the custom design of lighting fixtures in collaboration in PS Lab in order to elegantly compliment the brutalist interior.