For the Munich headquarters of hotel chain Motel One, we designed a restaurant that is also open to the public. The aim was to identify a single design idiom to be used across all areas, which meshes with the Corporate Identity of Motel One while still possessing an autonomous identity. The Campus Restaurant caters to three different user groups: It is designed as an attractive restaurant and bar location for hotel guests and visitors, while also serving as a canteen for staff. In the centre of the imposing airspace hangs a canopy of opulent pendant lamps that resemble Chinese lanterns. Different shapes of lampshade, all made from corrugated cardboard, let light escape in horizontal lines, creating a warm and enticing ambience. These horizontal lines are reflected in the oversize window shutters, which play with the height of the space. The Chinese lanterns, window shutters and rear brick wall bring the outdoors inside, so that guests feel they could be sitting at a piazza table. Natural materials with open, haptic surfaces translate the atmosphere and philosophy of the hotel chain into an inviting restaurant environment.

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