Location: Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 8700 Sq. Ft
The Clients wanted a space that in the day works as a dining space, evening as a bar and restaurant, converts to a lounge late evening and subsequently, post midnight transforms into a nightclub.
The space was conceived as a tall structure that transitions into a semi covered verandah that in turn bleeds into an outdoor space. This allowed for the spaces to be truncated into zones, also allowing for creation of different experiences as per the brief.
Custom designed acoustically isolating glass and framework allowed for the creation of visually connected yet acoustically isolated zones.
Different floor levels have been created to allow for visual connections for different activities such as the DJ console, bar counter flanked by a zone with a more bar like mood at the entrance lounge (which also serves as a waiting area for Diners), private dining zones that are slightly elevated to create lines of sight to the live music and the dance floor.
The material palette has been carefully curated from natural finishes and colours such that the feel is fresh and chic in the day and becomes more glamorous as the evening sets in. The indoors is stone, tan leather and walnut furniture offset by accents of floral fabrics whereas the outdoors is sandstone, seamless floors in sand washed cement and oil finished timber offset with pale colours of blue and blue grey,
A custom-designed 3 Dimensional CNC router cut Ash wood wall becomes the principal feature for accomplishing the transformation from restaurant to nightclub. In the day the white ash wood is fresh and natural, in dinner mode it is front washed with spotlights, in the lounge mode is back lit with LED washers and in Club mode each 4 x 4 tile is individually mapped as pixels by an advanced multiple projector setup that is hooked up to the DJ console.
The success of the project has been that it has developed a wide variety of Clientele that comes in for the distinct experiences the outlet offers and several of them coming in to spend an entire evening from the early hours of the evening through till the wee hours of the morning.