St. Petrus restaurant. One restaurant. Two moods
St.Petrus restaurant is located in Riga’s Old Town. It occupies the first two floors of the building and each one of them is designed for a different business model. The first floor is a gastro bar with an open-plan kitchen. The second floor is a restaurant with a fine dining experience.
Characteristic elements of architecture are textured facades and expressive windows which is a starting point for an interior concept. The link between the interior and architecture is based on principle of contrasts. Natural daylight that enters through the windows reinforce the rhythm of lights and shadows. This is translated into motive of textures, which creates a dynamic atmosphere.
Considering a irregular shape of architecture, the main object of the restaurant is open plan kitchen which is located in the centre of the building’s first floor. The shape of it follows to the outline of the architecture, the same as rest of the functions. This principle is also applied on the second floor.
For us it was important to continue the idea of facade on the ground floor, which provides an extra daylight flow. We created permanent feeling of the daytime atmosphere. The second floor has a fine dining concept that defines a label of the restaurant – a special menu and service. Following this, the mood of the second-floor restaurant is more oriented to the evening atmosphere, compared to the dynamic gastro bar.