The client's vision was a vegan ice cream shop using only bananas which are too old for sale but just perfect for ice cream. The shop is located in the side wing of Sendlinger Tor and a central pedestrian area. However due to its small shop front pedestrians needed to be attracted and the shop needed to draw attention. The existing entrance door was replaced with a tree wing door to fully open and to melt interior with exterior.
The existing arched door served as inspiration to use the forced perspective following the principle of Palazzo Spada by Architect Francesco Borromini built in 1635. The forced perspective creates an optical illusion and plays with the customer's perception. The cone shaped vault extends from the existing arched entrance. The other two arches counter and frame the room like one big brush stroke.
The broom finish-texture emphasizes the vaults and creates directionality to become the main unifying design element.
The furniture has a clean, longitudinal layout which divides the space in customer- and serving-area. All horizontal surfaces are made out of oak wood. The Counter is movable for the possibility of direct street vending.
Client: Keep Banana GbR
Architects: Martino Hutz, Jacek Baczowki, Maximilian Friedmann, Méline Browarnyj
Branding: The Blank Space Studio
Photo Credits: Martino Hutz Architecture
New Entrance: Die Huber Schreiner
New Ceiling: Leo Bau
Lamps: HAY, Nelson Balll Bubble
Color of the wall: RAL1016 yellow
Sonos: one SL
la marzocco: linea pb
Construction Systems & Finishes:
Wood, Bricks, Concrete & Drywall