MEEN is surrounded by a natural landscape and traditional fishing village. Inspiration taken directly from the village and fruitful nature influenced the restaurant’s architecture and interior. The siting and form took their cue from the fluidity, layers and interaction of the natural form. The architect chose rope to reflect this context by using tying and knotting methods along the ceiling’s structural elements to enhance the three-dimensional effect, as if the viewer were living in a boat.
Statement of the jury
Artfully crafted from a dense network of ropes, the ceiling creates a unique atmosphere and makes the design unmistakable. The structure is reminiscent of the calm flow of water and lends the ceiling a certain fascinating dynamism. An impressive piece of work, whose effect is further enhanced by the perfectly matched shapes and colours of the furniture.