艾兰·杜卡斯（Alain Ducass）的迪拜新餐厅位于美拉棕榈岛（Palm Jumeirah）凯宾斯基翡翠宫的主穹顶厅，该餐厅的设计融合了法贝热彩蛋（Fabergé Egg）的意象。
The new restaurant of Alain Ducasse in Dubai fits a Fabergé Egg inside the main dome of Kempinski Emerald Palace in Palm Jumeirah. Luxury, sophistication and surprise are the concepts behind Clavel Arquitectos design for Mr. Ducasse avant garde cuisine.
Oversized Fabergé inspired egg (20 meters height per 10 meters diameter) is the main feature of the restaurant and crosses and relates its three levels. Lower part is floating in the central void of the main and VIP restaurant (6th and lower roof level) and its outer shape and material responds to structural and sensorial matters respectively. Egg represents the mystery of life and its real secret is inside, in the top level, where only a privileged few can ascend in a private elevator.
Designers used a reduced palette of materials and minimum decoration: “Our approach to the project was more about designing a museum rather than a classic restaurant concept. Interior design works as a neutral background where the true art pieces and protagonists shall be Mr. Ducasse dishes. That is why lighting was also an important matter. Light is designed to be soft, to make guests feel comfortable. Targeted architectural lighting will concentrate in dishes, not in guests and is a flexible system where position of lights can be changed according to different furniture arrangements.”
▼主餐厅概览，屋顶装饰着透明亚克力管，overview of the main dining hall, acrylic tubes covers the roof © David Frutos (Bis images)
MIX餐厅 | MIX Restaurant
This is like a galactic scene, a space between materiality and immateriality; between dream and reality. Oversized golden egg is floating in the middle of the space and is the feature that presides and bring its energy to this area. Conceived as a contemporary interpretation of islamic mocarabes, a flowing ceiling of transparent acrylic tubes covers this 500 sqm dining room in a single gesture. Walls disappear using a rhythm of mirror layers that celebrates the movement of life.
White volakas marble and purple carpets has been disposed in order to achieve a flowing dialogue of continuities and qualities. Some areas play the role as a kind of topographical emergions that invite guests to explore and have a drink while waiting for a table or to sit and enjoy one of the signatura cocktails offered by the barista.
▼巨蛋悬挂与中庭，giant egg hanging in the centre © David Frutos (Bis images)
MIX 酒吧及休息室 | MIX Bar and Lounge
In terms of design Mix bar and lounge is a different dining experience. This is a less formal restaurant where guests can have a relaxed drink or fine tapas while enjoying stunning views from outside. The overall space is conceived as an artificial landscape of materials relations where tables are conceived as islands, ceiling as a black reflecting sky, and metallic curtains envolving the whole area are a contemporary interpretation of desert tents running over a continuous ceramic mosaic floor adding a touch of mystery to this atmosphere. This environment is illuminated by a warm white light coming from a tattooed moon in the center.
▼吧台，bar countar © David Frutos (Bis images)
MIX私享餐厅 | MIX Private Dining
Spatially connected with Mix restaurant in the lower level, this is a privileged area, with only 10 tables. Again, guests can contemplate amazing views, enjoy a private bar or exclusive access to the stunning restrooms in the interior of the egg. Architecturally is a cylindrical space of 190 sqm just below the main dome of the building. Main feature is the convex curved golden shape of the egg hung from the center. A shiny white stretched ceiling millimetrically designed is in intimate relation with a surrounding golden curtain that brings privacy to the guests.
▼巨蛋空间入口，金色的帷幕，entrance of the giant egg space, golden curtain © David Frutos (Bis images)
主厨的餐桌（超级VIP厅）| Chef’s Table (superVIP restaurant)
This is an exclusive and reserved space with dedicated services, terrace and a central table for 12 guests. A single space of 11 meters height. Elements of surprise are visible once inside the egg, crossing the border of purely aesthetic point of view. “It is not what it seems” would be the first rule. Only seen by those who are looking for an unforgettable experience. When the interior surprise provides an experience that goes further from the contemplative point of view, energy of life appears and jewel becomes a toy.
Beyond the dining hall, the terraces allow to sit in an exterior space surrounded by amazing views of Dubai skyline from the Palm. The terrace is a flexible space that can be adapted according to the weather and uses required by the hosts.
▼超级VIP厅，超越了纯粹的美学界限，super VIP resturant, crossing the border of purely aesthetic point of view © David Frutos (Bis images)
Furniture is arranged thoughtfully and efficiently to create a flowing circulation for the guests and the waiters and most of these pieces have been designed exclusively for this restaurant.
▼洗手间奢华的洗漱台，luxurious basin in toilet © David Frutos (Bis images)
Architecture and interior design by CLAVEL ARQUITECTOS
Partners in Charge: Manuel Clavel Rojo & Luis Clavel Sainz
Project Director: Rafael de Giles González
Team: David Gil Delgado, Cristina Jódar Pérez, Adrián Riquelme Martínez, Diego Victoria García, Ricardo Carcelén González, Ivaylo Denchev Torlakov, Ana Fernández Martínez, Ramón Gómez Ruiz, Robin Harloff, David Hernández Conesa, Luis Muñoz García, Joaquín Pérez Vicente, Tatiana Sabrina Poggi, Ginés Sabater Arnaldos, Mariano Tomás Fuster
Construction, fabrication and installation credits:
ID contractor: SEF Interiors (LLC)
MEP contrator: MAG International
Kitchen contractor: Al Inshirah Kitchen Equipments
Round lift and dumbwaiters contractor: Atlas Elevators
Structure calculations: CLERHP
Egg structure contractor: Construcciones Industriales Romero Alarcón interior and exterior cladding: Look Composites
Owner: EPG Management FZE
Operator: Alain Ducasse Entreprise
Photography: David Frutos (Bis images)
Location: Kempinski hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Sixth floor, lower roof and upper roof)
Total area: Interior: 1711,83 m2 / Exterior terraces: 1796,73 m2
Project dates: Concept: April, 2015 / Development: June, 2015 / Detailed design: April, 2017
Start of construction date: June, 2017
Completion date: October, 2018
Budget: 25.399.528 €