The project includes the design and construction of the tavern grill ‘Avli’ in the city of Farsala, near the park of Apidanos river. The construction initiated during the covid-19 pandemic period and the source of inspiration was the outside environment. Based on this, elements and material found in an outdoor environment, were transferred from outside to inside in order to create an “inner courtyard”.
Considering the space has a loft, priority was given to the layout and functionality as well as the accessibility of people with reduced mobility (i.e. barrier-free). For this reason, the wheelchair access to the store is assured with a ramp, while on the right the table seats dominate the main space. The service areas, the kitchen, bar, wc and food storage are located in the back of the ground floor and attic. Thus, a background was created, lined with aged decorative brick and a bar with a roof constructed of corrugated metal sheets – and above it – an industrial type open staircase that extends along the entire side.
With this design synthesis, the available space was fully utilized and facilitate customer service from the kitchen to the bar. The composition of the stands at the back and the low tables and benches on the front enhances the customer’s view both to the outside park and to the interior space as a whole.