| 20 : 30 – 04 June 2019 |
425 Fahrenheit restaurant by Atelier Zebulon Perron along with MRDK architecture is a chemistry of good food, decor and greenery.
Designed for a complete immersive encounter of fresh produce, food and great ambience, the restaurant seems a heaven for design and food lovers. Carefully chosen raw materials such as wood, steel and concrete mixed with green plants adorn various levels of this expansive space. Offering complete gastronomic experience guests can sip wine, shop at the market and relax around a good meal. Custom designed lights hang down from the industrial ceiling adding charm to the place.
From the Architect –
The 425 Fahrenheit concept reinvents the way in which quality produces are come across and experienced in restaurants. At the crossroads between a restaurant, market and wine bar, this project offers a wholesome, lay back and welcoming experience to its clients.
The refined brutalist decor plays with contrasts overlaying rough materials to more refined ones. The environment reflects well the restaurant kitchen’s philosophy. It offers modern cooking whilst always respecting and bringing forward the entire produce.
As soon as we step in, we notice the spectacular double height wine cellar around which many different smaller spaces have been planned. The intention behind this was to affirm one of the most important vocation in house: great wine.
The space offers to its visitors a well crafted selection of original wines to go or offers the full experience at the restaurant, always fostering a comfortable environment where everyone feels easily at home.
Ambitiously, the space chosen for this restaurant was unconventional in the way it was over 10,500 square feet. It was an interesting challenge for the Atelier to work in a way where more intimate spaces needed to be created. This allowed informal and warm exchanges in a space as vast as it previously was.
Using scale as an ally, allowed the team to work on large scale custom lights hanging from the industrial ceiling. Seeing the opportunity to build several levels in height, the fragmentation of spaces made the human body more relevant and at ease in the environment.
This project as been elaborated with the precious collaboration of Menard Dworkind for the design. While Thomas Balaban Architect designed the cellar, both respected practices based in Montreal, Canada.
Project details –
Project Name – 425 Fahrenheit
Project location – Ste-Therèse Quebec, Canada
Built up – 10,500 sq. ft.
Completion year – November 2018
Photographs – © David Dworkind