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SimCafé

Rubin & Rotman Architects

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mcarangi, Rubin and Rotman Architects


Project Name

SimCafé

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2011

Size

1,000,025,000 sq. feet




Style

Modern

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Project Description

This is an industrial complex where flight simulators are designed and manufactured.

Concerned with the well-being of its 3,500 employees, the company wanted to establish a place for them to eat and relax, while serving the entire industrial complex. The project took shape in a new 15000 sq.ft. pavilion housing a cafeteria that can host up to 225 people, a commercial kitchen and a multipurpose space.

For this small building, with its outstanding energy performance, inspiration was drawn from the world of aviation. The façade’s steel panels evoke an aircraft fuselage or flight simulator, while the roof’s incline symbolizes an opening to the sky. The steel frame, exposed indoors, is treated as an integral part of the interior layout.

The cafeteria space is bathed in natural light thanks to its abundant window area and inclined ceiling. Wood, used in some items of furniture, brings warmth and comfort to its users.

In collaboration with Urban Keios Design
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