City: Seef Manama, Bahrain
Project: UdA – Massimiliano Camoletto, Valter Camagna, Andrea Marcante
The project, created on a local dealer’s demand, had as its main purpose the construction of the building as well as the bigger of the two restaurants following the custom developed concept for a chain of Italian restaurants to be developed in the Gulf region. The project for the building of the restaurant becomes an exercise of how to interpret a particular “way of life”, which is described and illustrated in all its typical aspects by alternating irony and great attention to detail: from dish product design, to the interior materials and finishing, but at the same time seriously attempts to show how artificial a certain rhetorical vernacular idea of the typical restaurants worldwide may turn out to be. NINO is a restaurant that builds on contemporary Italy fusing authentic specialties with eclectic Italian chef’s interpretations.