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Waku Ghin Restaurant / JZA+D

  • 01:00 - 7 December, 2010
Waku Ghin Restaurant / JZA+D
Waku Ghin Restaurant / JZA+D, Courtesy of  jza+d
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
  • Architects

    JZA+D
  • Contractor

    Marina Bay Sands Construction
  • Client

    Tetsuya Wakuda
  • Area

    8000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of jza+d

From the architect. World-renowned Australian Chef Tetsuya Wakuda brings his culinary vision to restaurant Waku Ghin (Silver), an 8,000 square foot space located at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The program consists of a sake bar/caviar lounge, four teppanyaki rooms, a main dining room, drawing room and support spaces. The space selected for Waku Ghin was squeezed between the established kitchen area and an adjacent restaurant. The resulting design transforms this narrow linkage into a Grand Hall; a promenade connecting distinct programmatic elements.

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Sitting on the edge of the casino floor the translucent glass paneled façade hints at the warm lighting and cool forms of the interior. Diners enter the sake bar/caviar lounge and are welcomed by the sinuous walls of the Grand Hall. Manipulated against each other to take advantage of the space’s compressed nature, the walls create an elegant gallery which leads to the intimate teppanyaki rooms and the main dining room. A 3,000 bottle wine room, together with another sweeping wall, enfold the main dining space while framing the Singapore skyline.

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Hard metallic surfaces reflect the Chef’s love for Japanese knife-making and are counterbalanced with warm woods and illuminated flowing silk fabrics. The synthesis of materials was followed through even in the smallest detail; the design of the carpet was inspired by the undulating patterns of folded steel, from one of the knives in the chefs’ collection.

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The design for Waku Ghin was comprehensive and included the design of light fixtures, furniture, wall coverings and carpets. In addition, the project required an understanding of locally sourced materials including FSC certified woods, rapidly renewable resources and recycled materials. This commitment to sustainability is also emphasized in the furniture and lighting designed for the space.

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The architecture of Waku Ghin strives to create a synergy between the Chef’s culinary creations and spatial environments; simple materials and ingredients used in unexpected and dynamic ways.

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Alwyn Velasquez · December 08, 2010

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archifan · December 08, 2010

Looks like plaster and wood. What's your palette Holcim? Paper or plastic?

archifan · December 08, 2010

Holcim: It looks like plaster and wood. What's your palette? Paper or plastic?

Vanessa Kitzie · December 08, 2010
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Holcim Awards · December 07, 2010

This is overly luxurious. It would be more powerful if they simplified the material palette.

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fj · December 07, 2010

Lovely, especially those wooden parts and chairs.

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