No57 Cafe

Abu Dhabi, UAE | Built

Two female Emirati entrepreneurs co‐founded The Dinner Club by No.57, an unusual dining concept held in unexpected locations transformed into pop‐up event spaces for a group of people to enjoy a meal by invitation only.

ANARCHITECT was challenged with the task to create the Clients first permanent space. Rather than replicating the exclusivity and secrecy, we chose to create a new social and culinary experience. With the now Award Winning boutique cafe, we explored new concepts of a No.57 lunch and casual coffee situation that captured the original essence of what the clients had created.

The spaces are planned around three core social areas and curated a simple and refined palette of materials used throughout the space. We combined Carrara marble, solid oak, concrete and black‐powder coated metal in different compositions which defined a character for each of the main spaces.

Client: The Dinner Club by No.57

Project Status: Completed 2014

Area: 210sqm

Award: Winner of AHEC Award 2015 MENA (CID Awards)

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