Boos Beach Club Restaurant / Metaform architects

In place of the old bar/restaurant BOOS Beach Club, modern and contemporary architecture, tightly linked to its context, reflects the new image of this iconic venue in Luxembourg.

Boos beach club restaurant / metaform architects
© Steve Troes Fotodesign

The new structure, interwoven around the existing house, is inspired by the Japanese art of origami. It resembles a folded sheet of paper that answers to the program requirements, while creating a relation with the old and opening up to the natural surroundings. The idea was to integrate harmoniously the new structure into the existing natural context, while at the same time paying respect to the existing architecture by placing a light wooden structure with glass openings towards the landscape.

Boos beach club restaurant / metaform architects
© Steve Troes Fotodesign

The dynamic design enables orienting the bar and eating areas towards the outside, guiding the views to the tall tree stalks. By leaning on the existing house, and due to its triangular form, the self-supporting rigid roof requires very few peripheral structural points. The motivation to choose this lightweight and easily removable roof system leaves space and possibility to the idea of possible future change, if needed.

Boos beach club restaurant / metaform architects
© Steve Troes Fotodesign

The main access is situated in the front of the existing house, reestablishing in that way the original function distribution. The outdoor areas have been rethought and refurbished. The lateral outdoor terrace was partly removed and replaced by a white sand beach. The back terrace, however, has been optimized and modified to achieve a stronger connection with the whole.

Boos beach club restaurant / metaform architects
© Steve Troes Fotodesign

The project also includes the refurbished kitchen and eating area, both located on the ground floor of the existing house. Under the new triangulated structure, the smoking area together with the fireplace and a small dining area, introduce spatially the main zone of more than 200 m², dedicated to the dance floor around the monumental bar.

Boos beach club restaurant / metaform architects
© Steve Troes Fotodesign
Boos beach club restaurant / metaform architects
© Steve Troes Fotodesign

To preserve the ”Beach club” identity of the place, the new structure consists of raw materials: burned wood, polished concrete floor, raw steel, a terrace made of wood and white sand. Taking them all together, they create the desired character, both inside and outside.

Project Details:

Location: Bridel, Luxembourg
Area: 600 sqm
Architects: Metaform architectswww.metaform.lu
Photographs: Steve Troes Fotodesign

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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