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Hospitality Interiors

Ravishing reflections at riverside restaurant

“Thoughtful and intentional use of colour and material along with the designers’ response to the challenges of the long and continuous space,” James Postell, Judge.

Project: MARTIM

Award: Hospitality – Restaurants and Cafes, Bronze, 2022

Location: Wroclaw, Polan

Design practice: BUCK.STUDIO

Client: MARTIM Restaurant

Set in Poland but serving up Portuguese cuisine, this almost fully glazed riverside restaurant features mirror wall panels which reflect the panoramic views of Wrocław and incorporate them into the venue. This gives the impression that there is no boundary between the interior and the exterior.

The greatest design challenge for the 68-cover restaurant was the non-standard longitudinal interior layout. The designers came up with a functional solution with individual restaurant zones seamlessly passing into each other resulting in a smooth-running and effectively organised space

Design highlights 

The colour palette, with its bright, ocean green, deep red and beige cork detailing evokes the shades and tones of Portugal while complementing the stunning views over the river Odra. The bar area features industrial style painted steel wine cabinets, teak boards and striking terrazzo tile ceilings.


Photo credit: PION Studio

  • LEAD DESIGNER: Pawel Buck



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