Royal Albert Hall, North Circle Bar

+ Royal Albert Hall, North Circle Bar. Softroom. Year 2016

Softroom Architects was approached by The Royal Albert Hall to re-design their main bar on the North Circle. Our approach was to relocate the main bar counter to the sides allowing the main view to the Albert Memorial and Kensington Gardens. Furthermore, this will help during the intervals to have a more eficient service. Dealing with an historical listed building grade A was a challenge not only on the design process but during site, with a closely relationship with the contractors and consultants.

The floor is inspired by the colours and shapes of the Albert Memorial pavement. It is made out of over 5000 laser cut vinyl flooring pieces layered on top of the listed existing floor that was ruined by the previous bar fit out. Floor that we had to restore, maintain and protect with our new floor finish.

Chris Cotton, CEO of the Royal Albert Hall, adds: “We are delighted with the newly refurbished North Circle Bar, which gives unparalleled views of the Albert Memorial and celebrates the link between the Memorial and the Hall. With the rush to the bars during intervals, customers’ experience will be far better in this beautiful new environment with its vastly improved speed of service.”

 

+ Royal Albert Hall, North Circle Bar. Softroom. Año 2016
El principal objetivo del nuevo diseño para el bar en el circulo norte del Royal Albert Hall era relocar la barra que impedía una vista directa al parque hacia los lados. Además, esto ayudaría a duplicar el servicio durante los intervalos y así conseguir un servicio mas eficiente. Uno de los mayores desafíos fue trabajar con un edificio protegido por patrimonio histórico.El diseño del suelo esta inspirado en los colores y formas del pavimento del Albert Memorial. Este formado por más de 5000 piezas de suelo de vinilo. El suelo original fue restaurado y patrimonio nos pidió protegerlo.

Chris Cotton, CEO of the Royal Albert Hall, agrega: “Estamos encantados con el reciente reformado North Circle Bar, que ofrece vistas incomparables del Albert Memorial y celebra el vinculo entre el Memorial y el Hall (…)”

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