Christie Proton Beam Therapy by HKS Architects
We talk to HKS Architects about the Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre project.
A perfect example of marmite design, Bob Bob Cité from BradyWilliams Design opened earlier this year, revealing the much-anticipated ‘brasserie for the 21st century’, in collaboration with Leonid Shutov, the owner of sibling restaurant and Soho institution, Bob Bob Ricard.
Set in the landmark Leadenhall Building, by acclaimed architects Rogers Stark Harbour & Partners, the restaurant is inspired by key elements of the original Bob Bob Ricard design, while creating a completely new vision – minimalist in approach, the execution gives a contemporary twist to maximalist design. Inspired by 21st century design and the future of aviation, Bob Bob Cité is a space unlike any other.
Rosewood marquetry panelling was crafted onsite and installed as complete pieces by specialist joiners, Stan Tarver, and bespoke banquet seating was covered in beautiful tactile leather from Andrew Muirhead & Son. Over 12 kilometres of mirror-polish steel trim, weighing over five and a half tonnes, accent the Japanese inspired book-binding paper-clad walls throughout the space.
The instantly recognisable ‘Pressez pour les Champagne’ button activates a table number illuminated throughout the space, and in an homage to its London home, ticker-tape wraps the facade of the restaurant and internal dining rooms.
Shayne Brady, Co-founder of BradyWilliams commented, ‘Bob Bob Cité is an iconic forward-thinking design aesthetic, a true collaboration with Leonid Shutov, creating a space that will change the way that people think about restaurant design – where ultra-camp meets ultra-luxury.’ We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
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