The project was approached as a food-court: several areas and specialized kitchens, offering diverse experiences based on the collaboration between design and cooking. The concept is related to the story of the first electric tram in Bucharest, hence the name and the presence of some design elements.
The first electric tram in Bucharest was no.14, it went from „Uzina Electrică”. 125 years after, across the former power plant a new building is rising and the restaurant at the ground floor receives the name of the first tram lane. The project was approached as a food-court. Being large enough, several corners with specialized kitchens were created, offering a wider range of experiences based on the combination of design and cooking.
It’s working as an alveolar mechanism, the zones are opened depending on the hours.
From the story of "tram 14" not only the name was kept. Among design elements a tram rail was inserted into the industrial floor and technical drawings of a locomotive are engraved in the plywood walls.
Materials, textures, lights have been chosen to provide contrasting visual and tactile experiences. Behind the industrial metal doors are exposed warm-light lamps, terrazzo tops are placed over wooden planks, under the metal counter, the bar is clad in the leather.