St.Bernardus is a name of a brewery that is still making an imprint in the history of Belgium beer. Since the beer made in this brewery has unique deep taste, enchanting the hearts of critics and connoisseurs of beer, export of this beer is implored from all over the world. A brasserie named after such a famous brewery is open here in “Tokyo” for the first time in the world.
The concept of this brasserie is “a bar designed along with brewery.” It is a place one can casually enjoy everyday events, such as meal and drinking parties, cherishing the Belgium culture and history of brewery. Therefore, the brasserie, as a whole, is built in the image of old shop in Belgium, additional buildings made a little by little, showing a sense of historical background. It is built by the technique of fixing the slight blurs arose from designs consisting of various intentions.
First, the kitchen and the space for beer server are open space. Taking advantage of the height of the ceiling, a loft is built in the upper part of the kitchen where it is visible from every seat. The display of beer crates and empty barrels produces miscellaneous prosperity with abundant inventories of brewery. Moreover, chairs, chandeliers, posters and labels decorated on the wall are all antiques bought in Belgium, and its presence and art of reproducing Belgium culture add beauty to the atmosphere of the brasserie.
Thus, irregular prosperity is everywhere inlaid in a good sense, and on the other hand, the designs penetrating through the brasserie, such as patterns found on the floor and band of light treated in the open kitchen, gives a feeling of unification to the brasserie, and creates comfortable feeling of cleanliness and identity. The design of arch outlined by the continuous wooden plates in the upper part of facade is imitated from the design used in the warehouse of brewery, and it also plays the role in creating mental structure of this brasserie while expressing respects to ones who make the beer.Location: 3-6-2, Uchi-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Designer: Doyle Collection co.,ltd. | Aiji Inoue, Yuki Kanai Project name: Brasserie St.Bernardus Client: M’s Kitchen Inc.
Constructor: Kunitoshi Tanaka / Den Office
Open: 28, July, 2012
Photographer: Nacasa&Partners | Satoru Umetsu