Ostrava, Nová Karolina
Interior of Food court
author: T&T Design, David Chromík - CAMA
cooperation: Vít Pešina, Veronika Jugová, Petra Žlebková
project: 2011 / realization: 2012
investor: New Karolina Shopping Centre Development s.r.o.
construction costs: CZK 15 mio
Food court concept fits into the inside composition of the shopping centre, where the full volumes of shops and boutiques alternate with free open space of passages and public space. Food court can be understood as a kind of square or park, where you can rest for a while and have some refreshment.
The dominant element of the space is the intense greenery composed of full-grown trees. Greenery is concentrated in the central part in the irregular articulated flower pot, the periphery of which is formed by the upholstered bench serving not only for the actual dining purpose, but also to sit down and have a rest.
It is designed in the form of the “ island” with the privacy providing bays. Elevated stage with bar seating is located in the centre. Dominant elements of this section are two "canopies", while two other "canopies" are placed in opposite corners of the food court.
For easier orientation, the whole area is divided into individual sections. Each part has its own character, which is based on a different seating style and supported with graduated colour scheme. While the central part is darkest, the four segments of the bench are graded in red-brown to purple tones and outer parts are already in a moderate light grey and white.