Noma Copenhagen 2.0
In 2017, chef René Redzepi closed the doors to his world-renowned restaurant. Recently, the two-Michelin-star eatery relocated to a former Royal Danish Navy warehouse that’s been completely reimagined by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The new Noma is devised as a culinary garden village and features a collection of 11 spaces organized around the core of the restaurant — the kitchen. The entire complex is comprised of a lounge, 40-seat dining room, private dining area, barbecue, wine room, and a trio of greenhouses offering a garden, test kitchen, and bakery. Each volume has its own functional identity while sharing a cohesive aesthetic of exposed brick, stacked wood planks, and the warmth of natural light to complement the modern Nordic cuisine. Although generous amounts of glazing afford expansive views of the lakefront landscape in every space, a glass-covered path connecting the units highlights the natural surroundings for both chefs and guests for an immersive dining experience. It’s no surprise the design has already started racking up awards and recognitions.