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.