Burger Grill Restaurant / Paralelo Workshop
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Manufacturers: Gerdau, Isoeste
Thiago de Andrade
Text description provided by the architects. This burger restaurant is located at Brasilia International Airport. The airport’s outdoor food court was created in 2020 to join the pick-up and drop-off area.
It was envisioned as a kiosk that would defy typical design logic and burger restaurant trends, which use lots of dark elements, strong lighting and industrial-style decorations. We referenced the best steel structures in architecture and aimed for the aesthetic possibilities of lightness as a starting point for the design.
The two main laminated “I” shaped columns and two steel rods inside the kiosk hold the “V” shaped roof, which overhangs all sides, with a long overhang on the facade before. A central structural gutter unites the two main columns, while their “I” shape hides the drainage pipes form the roof.
The reinforced concrete service counter is located outside the kiosk, as an independent element, forming part of the food court. Thus, a subtle transition to the open space, in contrast to the other kiosks in the public square. The interior of the kitchen is visible through the counter, revealing the meticulousness of the food, the making of the burgers and the simplicity of the place. Opposite to the front facade, all other sides are covered with metal frame panels for advertising and to secure the supporting walls for kitchen appliances and technical rooms.