AMAZ­ING AMAZONICO

Commercial Interior Design - - In The Studio -

Sit­u­ated in the heart of DIFC, Dubai, the rain for­est-in­spired Amazonico's open­ing in Oc­to­ber 2019 was ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated. Fol­low­ing on from the orig­i­nal venue opened in Madrid in 2010, Amazonico Dubai has quickly be­come one of the most pop­u­lar restau­rants in the lively Dubai food and bev­er­age scene.

De­signed by Cata­lan in­te­rior de­signer and artist, Lazaro Rosa-Vi­olan, the con­cept delves deeply into the foun­da­tions of South Amer­i­can cul­ture whilst still cater­ing for the mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism of Dubai. This is re ected in the di­verse menu and in­te­rior nishes, which stand­out amongst au­then­tic fea­tures and makes this venue truly unique. The menu, as ex­pected, is South Amer­i­can in essence but with in uences from Europe and Asia.

The venue is spread out over three oors and con­sists of out­door ter­rac­ing, an in­door bar and lounge area, and an in­door restau­rant with an ex­cep­tional roof top lounge. The full t-out works were done by BW In­te­ri­ors to the high­est stan­dards of qual­ity and de­tail ex­e­cu­tion, which the mar­ket has come to ex­pect from the de­sign­ers' con­trac­tor of choice for spe­cialised food and bev­er­age t-out projects.

The to­tal area is spread over 12,800 square feet and was de­liv­ered within a ve-month pe­riod.

Items such as hand­made ce­ram­ics and other spe­cialised fur­nish­ings were im­ported from Spain, whilst all other nishes were cus­tom-made by BW In­te­ri­ors us­ing all au­then­tic ma­te­ri­als and de­signs true to the orig­i­nal con­cept.

The de­sign is truly unique, how­ever there were chal­lenges on the way to achiev­ing such a high level of au­then­tic nish, some­thing that sets this venue apart.

From spe­cialised wall carv­ings, hand red tiled col­umn and wall claddings and sculpted stair­case, to unique tim­ber and fab­ric ceil­ing nishes, a peb­ble- nished bush-ham­mered metal bar and wal­nut wooden tree sculp­tures, ev­ery item is highly de­tailed and be­spoke man­u­fac­tured here in Dubai by BW In­te­ri­ors' in-house join­ery and met­al­work di­vi­sions.

All electro­mechan­i­cal works were ex­e­cuted by BW In­te­ri­ors' in-house

MEP Di­vi­sion, with the light­ing de­sign, ex­e­cu­tion and com­mis­sion­ing ex­pertly done by Skyelume.

As you might ex­pect, the co-or­di­na­tion of each dis­ci­pline is key to the suc­cess­ful out­come for any com­plex food and bev­er­age out­let, not least the co-or­di­na­tion and in­te­gra­tion of kitchens, sound and au­dio­vi­sual sys­tems, as well as se­cu­rity. and mak­ing sure that it takes place at an early stage of the de­sign de­vel­op­ment is of ut­most im­por­tance.

The abil­ity to pro­vide true ar­ti­san­ship, as well as BW In­te­ri­ors' ex­pe­ri­enced in­house skilled crafts­man­ship, was key to en­abling the de­sign­ers to ex­press their vi­sion. Hav­ing in-house di­vi­sions to pro­vide pro­to­typ­ing and mock ups was a ma­jor bene t in the de­vel­op­ment process. This, cou­pled with the em­pha­sis on col­lab­o­ra­tion and BW’s ex­pe­ri­ence in work­ing with off­shore de­sign­ers, was key to en­abling the ex­e­cu­tion of this unique venue.

The de­sign, per­fectly cou­pled with an ex­cep­tional cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence, places Amazonico amongst the top tier of Dubai’s dis­cern­ing culi­nary scene and is a wel­come ad­di­tion to the re­gion's ap­petite for so­phis­ti­cated, unique and au­then­tic venues.

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