The former factory building with open layout, five-meter ceilings, beautiful concrete beams and high windows in the centre of Peterhof inspired the customers to set up a restaurant with the elements of a pub in it. The name for this place was chosen in honor of a legendary Viking – Lodbrok. It became a core of the whole concept of the restaurant.
▼带有酒吧元素的餐厅内部概览，interior view of the restaurant with the elements of a pub
Scandinavia means strong wind, grey sea, strong people. The visitors get such associations owing to the interior of the restaurant. To achieve this effect, specific materials and techniques were used. It was decided to keep the layout open to achieve maximum natural light to fill the space. Two symmetrical bar counters executed from concrete with flintstone became a centre of the hall – these materials being a symbol of staunchness and fortitude.
▼保留开放式的布局以最大程度地让自然光线充盈整个空间，it was decided to keep the layout open to achieve maximum natural light to fill the space
▼设计师选用了特定的材料和工艺，两个对称的吧台由混凝土和燧石制成，成为大厅的中心，specific materials and techniques were used; two symmetrical bar counters executed from concrete with flintstone became a centre of the hall
▼点光源的吊灯与悬挂在空中的桌子，the point-light droplights and tables hanging in the air
▼桌面、服务员工作柜、长凳和酒吧凳子都使用质地粗糙、未经处理的漂白橡木制成，tabletops, waiters’ posts, benches and bar stools – are made of bleached oak with a rough, untreated texture
▼巨大的吊灯带有莎草装饰，让人联想到北方无边无际的枯草地，huge chandeliers decorated with sedge are reminiscent of endless expanses of the north with faded grass
▼整个内部使用中性柔和色调，不同色调的灰色搭配着温暖的颜色，the whole interior is executed in neutral subdued shades – different tones of grey with patches of warm hues.
The whole interior is executed in neutral subdued shades – different tones of grey with patches of warm hues. For example, all cabinetry – tabletops, waiters’ posts, benches and bar stools – are made of bleached oak with a rough, untreated texture. Huge chandeliers decorated with sedge are reminiscent of endless expanses of the north with faded grass. The point-light droplights and mirrors of irregular shape, the tables hanging in the air complement the interior with distinctiveness, sternness and adventurism inherent in real Vikings. There is not a single purchased item in Lodbrok’s interior – all the elements of furnishing, lighting and décor are made to order, according to the architects’ design.The high level of implementation and the spectacular result inspired the customers to complicate the restaurant concept, adding the elements of author’s cuisine in it with original presentation and non-standard names of meals.
▼酒吧凳子及桌面细节，details of the bar stools and table top
Architecture bureau DA: Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova
Project team: Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova, Julia Ivakina
Location: Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Peterhof, Sankt Peterburgsky 60B
Year of implementation: 2018
Area : 277 m2
Timescales: 7 months
Photography: Sergey Melnikov