The new Bonanza roastery had to be much more than just a production facility it had to represent the spirit of the company. From an extensive lists of requirements it became apparent a devision of the more than 300m2 ground floor was needed.
The main element of the design concept is the separating wall element we created to divide the production area from the public coffee area. The design process has been a balancing act where we wanted something that would be both transparant and opaque, functional and aesthetic, subtle and yet strong. The end result is a modernist grid system made out of solid Oak and glass. The grid houses all the functional elements from a traditional back bar such as dishwashers, boilers, water filters and so on, these we’re all neatly fitted within the repeating pattern of the grid. At the same time we wanted to make sure the customers standing in front of the wall would be able to see the production area as much as possible.
To us this symbolises the two-fold functionality of the space, where there’s at the same time high volume production and personal enjoyment of a single brew.
Photography: Mathilde Karrèr
Project team: Marick Baars, Joeri Horstink, Jelle Baars