Opal food hall , with a total area of 2,300 m2 is developed on the highest floor of an upscale trade center in northern Tehran. The mall context consists of spacious retail areas allocated to high-end apparel, cosmetics, and home appliance brands as well as automobile showrooms.
Design concept of the food hall is based on the designer’s concern about the missing human relationships in the modern urban life. This concern is manifested by the human figures and quotes about social life appearing around the space. Cozy corners are designed in the eating area, which shelter the occupants from stress of the urban life and meanwhile make no solid barriers between them.
Plants and other green elements make an implication to the missing relationship between the modern urban society and the nature.
Typology: Food Hall
Mentor: Opal Trade Center
Location: Tehran, Iran
Design Services: Tarh Va Afarinesh Architectura & Engineering Consultants Co.
Interior Designer: Shiva Aghababaei