This is a project by Concrete Architectural Associates and it is located at Leiden Centraal, Leiden, Netherlands. Project's program: Interior design for food retail outlet. There are five images for The Doner Company.
A total new identity for interior and graphic appearance was what our client wished for. An innovative concept to attract new costumers, who find an enjoyable atmosphere as crucial as the quality of the food itself. The doner company is an authentic taste experience, offering high quality products and service for the people passing by. Saying good-bye to the snack-bar-feel and environment, show the authentic heritage of the product and improving the workflow behind the counters.
The eye catcher of the dönerbar is a circular wall with a random patchwork of custom-made cement tiles. The diversity of the tiles refers to a Turkish market and creates a lively atmosphere. Various functions are integrated in this wall in functional stainless steel niches. There is one niche for toasting the bread, one for the kebab in the middle and one for preparing the side dishes. The menu and the door to ‘back of the house’ are placed within the wall as well. Two freestanding counters made of stainless steel complement the interior. To improve the workflow the functions were rearranged in a new order.
A lot of daylight flows through two glass facades into the space. There is some indirect lighting above the feature wall and hanging lamps by Tom Dixon above the two counters dividing the space in different zones.
The mix of colourful cement tiles and stainless steel furniture create a functional yet lively interior where the Turkish roots are interpreted in a modern way.