The Cadogan Duke of York Restaurant has been shortlisted for hospitality building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Duke of York Restaurant is a spiral cafe with a rooftop garden in London, with curved windows that can retract fully. Vote - https://www.dezeen.com/awards/vote/
Located in Chelsea, the building's spiralling form responds to a nearby listed wall with a slender off-white concrete colonnade that reveals the restaurant interior.
Behind the colonnade, the glazing is retractable, able to slide down into the basement. The dynamic glazing opens the ground floor during fine weather, allowing the restaurant to spill outside.
Accessible to the public via an external staircase, a planted roof garden promotes biodiversity and offers a place for people to relax among the tree canopies.
The building achieves a BREEAM Excellent rating, with the glazing forming part of a passive system to minimise energy consumption. The fantastic architecture by Nex- alongside all involved in this project are delighted with the nomination. For further details on this project here is our Case Study.
The Awards Dezeen Awards is an annual awards programme, now in its third year. It identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.
Organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.