Create something new, while respecting the foundation. With this principle, renowned Berlin Architect Patrick Batek and his team create exceptional spaces. His newest client, Tel Aviv born top chef Gal Ben-Moshe, would happily agree with this concept. Already as a child he had found his passion in life and went on to learn from luminaries in London and Chicago. In 2012, he relocated to vibrant Berlin.
His vision: To blend elements of traditional Middle Eastern dishes with novel influences from Levantine-metropolitan cuisine.
BATEK ARCHITEKTEN took this culinary fusion of the traditional and modern, and applied it to the concept for Ben-Moshe’s
new restaurant “Prism”, at Fritschestraße 48, in Charlottenburg.
The centrepiece, a counter predominated by solid oak and brass, is flanked by walls, coloured with a matt wash of warm blue-grey tones. In contrast, the concrete floor has a brilliant shine. In front of matching coloured panelling, sits a mustard coloured velvet bench.
Like ornaments the architects skilfully staged an imposing wine cabinet, functional service counters and classic tube lighting from FRAMA, so no further accessories are needed. The warm lighting provides a peaceful and balanced atmosphere. Those looking for refreshment in this feast for the senses should look no further than the washrooms, whose walls surprise with bright pink, blue and red or in brilliant yellow.
The Michelin starred chef Tim Raue has already entrusted the BATEK ARCHITEKTEN team with the now completed remodelling and expansion of several of his restaurants, and In Berlin, they designed the culinary heart of the hotel “MANI”. Ben-Moshe’s “Prism” now stands as another interior space where past and present grow together in the ever-changing city of Berlin.
TEAM: Holger Duwe, Patrick Batek, Philipp Winkler
CLIENT: GBM Restaurant Betriebs GmbH
COMPLETION: November 2018
AREA: 100 m2
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcus Wend