Thomas Haas Patisserie

Thomas Haas Patisserie

Designer
Bricault Design
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Project Year
2010
Category
Shops

Shopping Centres
Farah Nosh
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
TerrazzoBruno J and Son Ltd
WoodworkEbony Architectural Woodwork, Inc
StoneFine Granite Works
WoodworkFusion Woodwork
WoodworkTed Belch

Product Spec Sheet

Thomas Haas Patisserie

Bricault Design as Designers

The Thomas Haas Patisserie in Vancouver is the second retail location for Haas’s handmade chocolates and confections. Bricault Design was commissioned to design the original Haas factory / retail / cafe location in North Vancouver, as well as the moulds for the chocolate bars and award-winning packaging that occupy the space itself.


The second location builds upon earlier themes used in the original location, such as a signature graphic element which was derived from the molecular structure of the obromine - an essential component of the cacao bean. At the new location, the molecular motif inspires an extruded walnut ceiling system that descends into a display wall of Haas’ packaged products. The display wall seamlessly envelopes a refrigerated display case and washroom, while the cellular ceiling system is strategically integrated with lighting, sound, HVAC, and sprinkler systems. The ceiling is composed of walnut ‘extrusions,’ which are backed by mirror. The downward extrusion contributes to an intimately-scaled space, while the mirror backing creates a sense of depth - a strategy employed to ameliorate the existing low ceiling on site. Materials such as terrazzo, walnut, and marble reference historical precedents, while the configuration of materials and fabrication techniques create an innovative take on the traditional patisserie.


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