继首家海鲜餐厅Bulot Bulot获得成功之后，餐饮企业家艾蒂安·伊克伯维（Etienne Ryckeboer）先生在法国巴黎九区开设了意大利餐厅Papi。这一次，伊克伯维先生邀请如恩对餐厅的内外结构进行了改造与诠释，并与日本主厨杉浦明（Akira Sugiura）为餐厅定制了季节限定餐单。
Nestled in the Grands Boulevards district of Paris’ 9th arrondissement, Papi is the latest brainchild of up-and-coming restaurateur Etienne Ryckeboer, following the success of his debut seafood bar Bulot Bulot. This time, he teams up with Neri&Hu to rehaul the fa?ade and interior space, and with talented Japanese chef Akira Sugiura to serve a seasonal menu of modern Italian dishes.
Located on the ground floor of a typical late 19th century Haussmann building, Neri&Hu’s design concept celebrates the layered material heritage that narrates Parisian history. During the dismantling phase, the existing site was treated carefully; by stripping back the strata of finishes that have built up through the decades, the beauty of the bare materials is revealed. Every single existing element was meticulously examined, and the challenge was in resisting the urge to fix every imperfection, to instead honor the imprint of time upon each surface.
Within the interior, portions of the old limestone and brick walls, a raw steel column, and a brick column are preserved and integrated into the design.
On the façade, an existing steel I-beam lintel is featured, while a segment of the old stone moulding by the entry is left exposed, stitching the fa?ade seamlessly to the neighboring building. Each fragment represents a different period in Paris’ history, forming a beautiful yet imposing canvas for the architects to add their new strokes.
The new raw-steel-framed fully-operable glass fa?ade maintains a visual continuity between the street and the venue, and effectively extends the public realm into the interior. As guests enter the space through the main door, they see the clash of juxtaposing old and new materials, telling a story of sophistication with fresh textures of tile, glass and wood.
Mirrors are placed strategically to create dynamic perspectives and voyeuristic moments between interior and exterior, while inviting guests into cross gazes. The spatial and material strategies deployed create a layered reading against the historical backdrop, offering guests a variety of experiences to explore within the space – moments of both public introversion and private extroversion.
Despite the compact 52 square meters of usable area, Neri&Hu’s asserts two figures into the space： an oblong volume forming an arena-like enclosure that integrates all the functional needs of seating, display, chef’s preparation counter, privacy screen, as well as a round shape containing the wood-burning oven. Clad in handmade convex-curved white ceramic tiles, the enclosure features large openings framed with thick birch plywood that become seating benches for guests.
环形内部的地面则采用了长条形白瓷砖。进入时，客人犹如从观众席步入剧场舞台的表演者。餐厅中央放置着一张公共长桌，定制的长条形吊灯悬挂于上。所用的椅子均由如恩为Papi量身打造，De La Espada制作。一旁古老的石灰岩墙上静置着Viabizzuno的系列灯具，形成了新与旧的鲜明对比。
Entering the arena, where the floor is adorned with narrow white ceramic tiles, guests are instantly transformed from spectators to performers on stage. The central communal table features a long custom pendant light above, while a series of lights by Viabizzuno create a stark modern contrast on the old limestone wall. Custom wood and fabric chairs, manufactured by De La Espada, are designed by Neri&Hu specifically for Papi Restaurant to fit within the limited footprint.
项目名称：圆形剧场 – PAPI
时间：2019 – 2020年
摄影 ：Simone Bossi
设计团队：Laurent Tek，Federico Saralvo，Nicolas Fardet，辛海鸥
Project Name：The Arena – Papi
Time：2019 – 2020
Gross area for renovation：52sqm
Principals in charge：Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
Design team：Laurent Tek, Federico Saralvo, Nicolas Fardet, Haiou Xin