LES Event Space and Campus Canteen
Yannes Kiefer
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior FurnitureMagis spa
Deja-Vu
Dividing WallsRodeca GmbH
PaintKEIM
GRP GratingEurograte
SoundKirsch

Product Spec Sheet
Interior Furniture
Deja-Vu by Magis spa
Dividing Walls
Paint
by KEIM
GRP Grating
Sound
by Kirsch

LES Event Space and Campus Canteen

RHO as Architects

LES, a project by Berlin-based studio RHO, is a versatile event location situated in an industrial campus in North Berlin. This 400-square-meter space is a dynamic environment that easily transforms from a campus canteen during the day to a corporate event location in the evening, meeting the varied needs of guests and the campus community.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

The design of LES is inspired by its industrial surroundings and combines functionality with contemporary materials and forms. The inclusion of a fully equipped kitchen on the underground level is a key aspect of the concept, with its design elements subtly reflecting the aesthetics of food production.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

• Dividing System
The space's flexibility is further enhanced by a custom system of movable walls. Made from aluminum profiles and filled with polycarbonate, these walls allow the space to be divided into three distinct areas, such as a canteen, bar, and event venue.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

• Sound
In collaboration with Kirsch Audio, a customized sound system has been developed especially for LES. Tailored acoustic measures have been taken to ensure the sound quality for any event or performance. To emphasize the space's musical background, RHO, in collaboration with BalzerBalzer Studio, developed a DJ Booth made of GRP grating.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

• Rubber bar
The bar counter, layered and wrapped in rubber, originated in food production, presents a solid functional object. The massive volume is divided into two levels. The top level is used for serving drinks, while the lower level could serve as a food tasting area. The bar area is defined by a false ceiling volume made of translucent GRP grating, hiding all necessary technical equipment.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

• Food Counter
Separate counters were developed to allow multi-functionality. A food counter, featuring a gracefully contoured steel top, is used as a tray slide during the day and transforms into a cocktail & food bar in the evening, reflecting the venue's adaptable nature.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

• Light

RHO, in collaboration with light designer Jannick Naumann, subtly integrated the lighting within the architectural elements of the interior, crafting a harmonious event environment. The continuity of the GRP grating ceiling line unifies the various spaces, while a dynamic lighting system, seamlessly integrated within the dividing walls, sets the stage for performers and DJs. LES is outfitted with a built-in lighting truss, ensuring a comprehensive lighting infrastructure to cater to a diverse range of events and performances.

photo_credit Yannes Kiefer
Yannes Kiefer

Team:

Architects: RHO

Lightdesign: in collaboration with Jannick Naumann & Room Division

Furniture: in collaboration with Balzer Balzer Studio

Sound: in collaboration with Kirsch Audio

Photographer: Yannes Kiefer

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