Studio Modijefsky将位于马斯特里赫特的Sphinx工厂改造成了现代化的餐厅和酒吧，以便为旁边的学子酒店提供服务。The Commons位于这座历史建筑综合体的新建部分，供包含3个楼层。其内部空间设计得大胆且充满活力，使场地与旧工厂内部的生产历史同时得到了凸显。
The beautiful buildings of the former ceramic Sphinx factory in Maastricht provide the location for the latest project of Studio Modijefsky. The industrial heritage site has been transformed into The Commons, a contemporary restaurant and bar for the site’s new inhabitants – The Student Hotel. Located in the newest part of the monumental complex and spreading across three levels, ‘The Commons’ has a bold and vibrant interior, celebrating the heritage of both the site and the production process which used to take place in the old factory.
Located on Boschstraat, the Eiffel is an enormous industrial building designed to host Sphinx’ headquarters. Built in 1929 in three distinct stages of construction, this 183 meter long building has been nicknamed the “horizontal skyscraper” and is currently being redeveloped into a modern, vibrant city district. With its industrial brick façade and square steel windows, the Eiffel is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. The Commons, situated in the steel-constructed, north-east corner of the building is a very prominent new addition, grabbing your attention and inviting you in with its distinctive 5 meter high logo adorning the glass façade.
▼定制钢吊灯和大型的钢制门廊为餐厅带来原始的工业气息，Strong references to Eiffel’s industrial past appear throughout the whole restaurant, in a shape of steel railings, tables, bespoke steel chandeliers and two large steel vestibules
Designed to serve as both the breakfast area of the hotel and an all-day bar and dining space, this light-filled restaurant with an industrial edge easily adapts to both. A dark steel bar framed by two symmetrical staircases takes centre stage, with its design and finishes referencing the original fabric of the building. The same steel and concrete structure is then replicated on the lower level to create an intimate cocktail bar. Strong references to Eiffel’s industrial past appear throughout the whole restaurant, in a shape of steel railings, tables, bespoke steel chandeliers and two large steel vestibules.
▼首层空间概览，overview of the ground floor
The industrial theme is continued across the additional two levels. The mezzanine, a bright and cosy space filled with custom made tables and banquet seats is located above the kitchen. The basement, connected to the ground floor by a dark steel staircase, is designed to hold events such as concerts, poetry nights and book readings.
▼明亮而舒适的夹层空间，the bright and cosy mezzanine space
All levels of the restaurant are linked together by conceptual elevators – leather daybeds in various shapes and colours, suspended on metal rails. This playful reference is a nod towards the horizontal skyscraper theme and encourages people to use the restaurant more freely through a clever placement of chillout furniture. The most abstract of the ‘elevators’ is a small stage located in the basement. This ‘elevator music stage’ with its mirror-and-light ceiling can also be easily closed off using silver curtains and turned into a tiny private dance floor.
▼悬挂在金属轨道上的皮革沙发形成一个概念性的“电梯”，all levels of the restaurant are linked together by conceptual elevators – leather daybeds in various shapes and colours, suspended on metal rails
▼定制家具细部，furniture detailed view
The bespoke furniture and refined colour scheme of the interior are inspired by the ceramic production process. Pastel shades of blue, grey, pink and yellow in the basement refer to the start of the process, using water and clay with round, geometrical poufs reflecting the shapes of pottery moulds. The ground floor is kept in slightly brighter tones of freshly glazed pottery. The mezzanine was designed using the most intense tones resembling finely baked ceramics. The pottery theme is continued with a variety of custom made round tables and the use of lazy susan, taking their distinct shapes from pottery wheels and work benches. The process of baking is referenced in the basement, where bathrooms covered in dark tiles resemble burnt ovens, with cylindrical lights appearing above them like a still roaring fire.
▼地下室可用于举办音乐会、诗歌之夜和读书会等活动，the basement is designed to hold events such as concerts, poetry nights and book readings
The industrial heritage of the building is constantly celebrated throughout the restaurant. Floor finishes used on both ground floor and mezzanine levels were designed to highlight the grid of the existing columns. Custom made track lighting emphasises the original steel ceiling beams. A fresh take on brick pattern appears in the basement and continues upstairs, referencing tall pottery ovens that used to stand in those spaces. The shape of the pottery moulds and the tools used to make them have been used yet again, this time translated into dramatic industrial chandeliers, dividing the interior into different zones. The hard, geometrical shapes of the structure together with the soft clay inspired shapes create a very bold but harmonious interior.
▼室内的定制家具和精致的配色方案受到了陶瓷生产过程的启发，the bespoke furniture and refined colour scheme of the interior are inspired by the ceramic production process
在保持工厂既有历史特征的同时，Studio Modijefsky将这座建筑改造为一个富有现代气息的活跃空间。The Commons餐厅将带来大量体验美食的机会，并为大小型宴会和聚会提供理想的场地。清新而明快的室内空间充满了有趣的物件，成为Sphinx综合中的一个令人兴奋的新区域，而其过去的历史也将持续得到彰显。
While leaving the factory’s historical character mostly unaltered, Studio Modijefsky have turned the building into a contemporary, vibrant space. The Commons offers endless opportunities for sharing food and experiences and is the perfect spot for both large parties and more intimate gatherings. The fresh and crisp interior filled with playful objects is an exciting addition to the Sphinx complex, honouring its past and taking it to the next level.
▼“电梯音乐舞台”， ‘elevator music stage’
▼灯具细部，detailed view of light
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
Project: The Commons restaurant & bar
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Program: restaurant/ bar/ event space
Assignment: interior design
Status: realised February 2018
Client: The Student Hotel & The Commons
Design: Studio Modijefsky; Esther Stam, Natalia Nikolopoulou, Sophie van Heijningen, Zahra Rajaei, Moene van Werven, Sofia Lali, Camille Bilon
Design Direction: Naomi Thieller de Poncheville from TSH Experience Design
Project Management: Melike Catalgol from TSH Development
Photography: Maarten Willemstein