Following the success of the first Paris New-York restaurant opened in December 2013 rue du Faubourg St Denis in the 10th district and also designed by CUT architectures, PNY Oberkampf claims it difference while taking on its heritage. Facing the renown Nouveau Casino club, the second venue offers a more urban and alternative image than the first one.
The façade is kept untouched though it’s black spray-painted all over while the sign is put up in the middle of it: P,N,Y, three thin neon tube letters set in raw aluminum frames.
The floor is in cement tiles suggesting the continuity of the pavement within the restaurant space.
The lighting, like in the other restaurant, is central to the project: 12 glazed aluminum boxes integrate 72 neon tubes reflecting on the surrounding mirrors. Inspired by the Paris metro illuminated billboards the boxes are both the cladding and the structure of the bar placed in the center of the restaurant.
The carousel light bulbs used on the ceiling of the first Paris New-York restaurant are used here on the long marble tables in order to separate the patrons and to give the experience of an electric candle-light diner.
The brick wall has been preserved and is used as a communication surface for street poster art.
Always looking to offer unusual spatial experiences we put the bar in the middle of the restaurant so people have to go through to access the two back areas and the toilets.
The small room in the back is dedicated to film screening. Acoustic panels are used on the walls to muffle the sound while the ground is made of rubber playground material driving in as you walk. Set in darkness the lighting is provided by tiny projectors framing the marble table surface.
Program / Hamburger restaurant
Address / 96 rue Oberkampf / 75011 PARIS
Client / Paris New-York
Size / 80 m2