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Cafe Amici


Subject: Pop-Up Cafe

Site: Warehouse 13, Hull Marina, Hull

Status: Unknown

Value: Unknown

Details: The clients contacted us with the idea of creating a pop-up cafe on the edge of Hull Marina. Their aim was to use a 40ft shipping container which could be easily moved and transported to different locations around the city for the City of Culture 2017 celebrations. The aim was to convert the shipping container into a cafe environment with a small servery and food preparation area. We began to develop ideas and created a scheme which removed both ends of the container and replaced them with glazed boxes, providing extensive views across the marina. The removed steel was then to be re-used and moulded into solar louvres wrapping around both ends of the container to reduce over heating in the glazed areas. Internally the cafe would be clad with timber, a traditional ship building material which is in keeping with local area.

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