Café Otium

Neuchatel (Switzerland)

The concept of this cafe starts from the shopping center geometry by using organic shapes and materials, whilst providing visibility for the shop signs located at the rear. This central, unmissable feature in the shopping center is also a technical achievement since it is entirely self-supporting. The architects of La Cellula Lab and the building firm Raboud Group had no means of attaching the structure to the ground. They, therefore, had to find a way to enable the 3 large parasols, the largest of which has a cantilever of 11m, to support themselves.

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