Stadio by PickTwo Studio

Delivering a new bar concept for Bucharest, PickTwo Studio has designed Stadio – a three-in-one contemporary hospitality space.

Located in a historic office building – topped with an impressive glass atrium reaching 34-m-high – the venue accommodates a Prosecco bar, a sports pub and a restaurant. The 300-sq-m space mixes a raw material palette of metal, concrete and wood, combining a concoction of retro touches. The three areas have a coherent form whilst each delivering up distinct offerings for customers.

Proseccheria is where the bubbles flow to start the evening in fine form with an aperitif. It is a drinks venue with a difference, with the DJ desk taking the place of the bar and with two tall, long industrial-style tables – which is where the all-important Prosecco is served.

The Atrium is the pub aspect that mixes the elements of a sports bar, put together in a cool way. The 600-kg metallic cylinder is a central focus, after all that's where the screens are positioned showing the games and sports. It is also a focus as the design details demonstrate local artisanal craftsmanship. Other aspects in the space subtly incorporate the world of sports: shoe laces, trophies, table football, player quotes, etc.

And after all the action, guests can satisfy their appetite in The Restaurant, which is a mix between American and Italian design from the 1960s. There are accents of a vintage kitchen used in an unexpected manner as artwork – the 'Exploded Oven Burner' arranged as decorations on the wall. You can also spot nods to other more famous artworks elsewhere, with a quirky display of Campbell's tomato cans in one corner. Graphical elements complete the look, with phrases (mainly in Italian) catching the diners' attention.

Photos courtesy of PickTwo Studio.

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This venue is featured in our forthcoming book Night Fever 4 along with lots of other great hospitality venues. We still have some very last-minute space for awe-inspiring bar/cafe/hotel projects. Please see here to find out how to contribute your project for consideration by the books team, for this or other ongoing titles.

Billboard: Summer Sale 17
Billboard: Summer Sale 17

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