Restaurant & Bar Nazdrowje / Richard Lindvall

Architect’s Statement: The assignment was to turn a parking garage in concrete into a Polish restaurant that would also function as a late evening bar.

After a research trip to Poland, including visits to old factories, the concept took shape and the restaurant was named Nazdrowje (Polish for cheers).

Restaurant & bar nazdrowje / richard lindvall
© Mattias Lindbäck

The first thing was to tear down the wall between a flower shop and the old parking garage. The concrete floor from the upper level became the concrete top of the bar at the lower level. This binds these two levels together in a good way.

Restaurant & bar nazdrowje / richard lindvall
© Mattias Lindbäck

The natural raw atmosphere of the space was kept and used as a base for the concept. The concrete floors have a pleasant sheen and contrasts nicely with the paler casted concrete benches which are mounted directly onto the walls. The concrete tables in the lounge area has tops made in copper.

Restaurant & bar nazdrowje / richard lindvall
© Mattias Lindbäck

In contrast to the hard feeling from the concrete I wanted something to give the space warmth. Hence I chose copper since the color gives a good contrast to the concrete and ages beautifully. The large fire place, the unique lighting arrangement and also the radiators are custom made in copper. You will also find this material in the bathrooms and as tops of the concrete tables in the lounge.

The vintage pendant lamps from a factory in the Czech Republic together with the vintage Tolix chairs blends in good with the raw atmosphere.

Restaurant & bar nazdrowje / richard lindvall
© Mattias Lindbäck

The idea for the artwork came to me during the project. I got to know the workers and their history and felt it was both a bit of an honour and a fun detail to let them be a part of the future of the restaurant by displaying them on the walls. They really had a good time getting their photos taken by professional photographer Mattias Lindbäck!

Frequently used materials include concrete, copper, steel and white tiles.

Project Details:

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Type: InteriorsRestaurants
Area: 210m2
Architects: Richard Lindvall
Photographs: Mattias Lindbäck

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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