Food Court & Fresh Market – For all the Senses
Generous, comfortable, emotional are the new food courts. Their food services focus in the heart of the shopping mall, their design is open and inviting, yet a quiet island. They provide more seats and work best in a mix of traditional restaurants, system and local catering, pop ups and kiosks.
“Bilk Satt” the interested neighbourhood baptized the new Food Court in Düsseldorf Arcaden whose operator had called for name proposals. And as individual as the name, this is also how the interior design presents itself: On 1,000 square meters the „living room“ unites the districts of Bilk, Oberbilk and Unterbilk in one place, nonetheless reflecting the individual character of each hood. The stylish Unterbilk, the part of Düsseldorf’s trendy Medienhafen, famous for the mixture of art, culture and creativity, the traditional Bilk and multicultural Oberbilk find their individual and attractive expression in the material and color mix as in creative statements, so that even the most staunched Bilk patriote would like to settle down to dine in Oberbilk. And when the sun shines, they all meet on the terrace, where relaxing in a deckchair you can look after the trains entering and leaving the close main station.
Eating just like at home in a homely ambience – this is also what the “Home of 5 Senses” of the Minto Shopping Mall in Mönchengladbach provides. The individually customised “Rooms” of the Minto shopping center are communal dining areas for eleven different restaurateurs. Here guests can choose the setting in which they wish to eat according to their mood: quickly in the kitchen, in the loungey atmosphere of the living room, the quietness of the library, the airy ambience of the conservatory or as a family in the children’s corner. As organic shaped islands, the individual areas are completely dedicated to the topics of naturalness, comfort and authenticity. The half-height curved railing separates them from each other on the one hand, but are on the other hand open enough to preserve the character of a communal experience space.
Food Court and Fresh Market in one. Here local and international gastronomic concepts meet in a market place of the senses and delights. The suppliers of the delicious specialties from tapas to fresh fish and wine produce and sell their products directly in front of the customer. In heart of the Fresh Market: the wine bar submerged in golden light. Guests enjoy the communicative atmosphere in a stylish environment with selected materials: bright Italian travertine meets black, faceted rectangular tiles meet natural oak in freshly sawn lumber optics on black stained oak. Depending on your time and mood you can enjoy your meal on the cozy bistro tables with benches or standing tables with bar character.
The Food Courts in the Minto and Düsseldorf Arcaden were realized in cooperation with the Interior Design Department of Unibail Rodamco Germany, the Minto according to the 4star concept of Unibail Rodamco.