This is a project by Concrete Architectural Associates and it is located at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Project's program: Pavilion on the central square of a shopping centre. There are seven images for Coffee Company Gelderlandplein.
Coffee Company has asked Concrete to design a pavilion on the central square of the groot Gelderland Plein shopping centre. The square has a pyramid shaped glass roof. The starting point of the design was to create an open feeling pavilion, where customers can drink their coffee in an open space. The main routes across the square of the shopping centre led to the different entrances of the pavilion.
To highlight these entrances, each one of them, 4 in total, is surrounded by an arch in blue steel. To provide seating inside the pavilion we made a blue steel bench. By connecting the arches with the benches a structure started to form itself. In order to create a real shopping space the structure was closed of with glass inside the arches, an interior was starting to form. To close off the entrances of the shop we provided an open, fence type, rolling shutter, hidden in the top of arches. The pavilion has no ceiling because of the existing pyramid glass roof, so guests can enjoy the sunlight inside the pavilion. We used the pyramids construction to suspend a frame for lighting and the necessary technical installations. Inside the pavilion, two blocks where placed to accommodate a pantry and a toilet. These blocks also form the base for the cupboard behind the counter, and the bookcase in the reading area. The interior of the pavilion consists of characteristic Coffee Company elements: the counter, the CoffeeCompany table, the cupboards, bookcases and sitting areas. The materials and colours used in the interiors reflect coffee’s many subtle flavours. In combination with the brash colours of the graphic works, they create a modern interior. Three distinct coffee moments — ‘to go’, ‘to stay’, and ‘to relax’ — emerge distinctly from the interior design.