German studio Batek Architekten has refurbished Yorck Kino Passage, one of many oldest cinemas in Berlin, including a lobby bar with pistachio-coloured arches and protecting its screening rooms in saturated colors.
The native studio needed the renovation to pay respect to the unique neoclassical type of the 1908 cinema, whereas nonetheless giving it a up to date really feel.
The essential construction of the lobby within the 325-square-metre cinema, which has ornamental stucco components, is the unique, as are the staircases and enormous cinema corridor. Different rooms had been renovated and refurbished through the years.
Batek Architekten drew on the constructing’s giant arched home windows when designing the brand new lobby bar, which has pistachio-green arches that distinction in opposition to the unique linoleum flooring’s reddish-brown color.
“The brown flooring color was specified as a result of monument safety and our resource-conservative strategy,” Batek Architekten founder Patrick Batek informed Dezeen.
“This led to the final alternative of earthy tones, however we selected the pistachio as a stunning addition.”
The studio additionally added a pure cork protecting to the cabinets within the lobby, which has various sensible benefits.
“The pure cork wall cladding was put in for acoustic causes, it conceals the drinks storage and employees room areas and permits for the hanging of posters and notices,” Batek defined.
As well as, current supplies have been reused as a part of the renovation. Corten-steel cladding from the cinema’s previous bar was upcycled and reinstalled as panelling, edging and becoming components of the brand new bar.
The studio additionally restored Yorck Kino Passage’s brass gentle fittings and plaster moldings.
In addition to making interventions within the lobby, which now additionally options seating lined in forest-green and spring-green velvet cloth, Batek Architekten renovated two of the cinema’s smaller auditoriums.
Right here, the crew added intense, deep colors that they felt have been appropriate for the atmosphere of the screening rooms, utilizing blue for one and crimson for the opposite.
“The auditoriums are within the basement of the constructing, and we needed to create a extra intimate ambiance than within the authentic giant lighter-coloured auditorium,” Batek stated.
“That is why we clad it in darkish Prussian blue cloth which contrasts properly with the nice and cozy glow of the yellow-upholstered seating rows.”
A extra conventional color was chosen for the second room.
“The opposite screening room is an interpretation of the basic cinema inside with a variety of reds from rust to crimson protecting partitions and seating alike,” Batek defined.
The studio additionally put in new podiums within the two auditoriums to create optimum visibility.
Batek Architekten has a historical past of designing cinema interiors – having beforehand accomplished the Kino Delphi Lux cinema for a similar consumer and refurbished the historic Blauer Stern cinema in Berlin.
Among the many studio’s different designs within the metropolis is a duplex townhouse comprised of stacked cubes.
The pictures is by Marcus Wend.