On the fifth floor of the Goliath House, one of the oldest buildings in Regensburg, a small but elegant space was created to host what will be come a cosmopolitan restaurant: an area that reconciles a historic building with the needs of the users and design.
The bold contrast between hard and tiring engineering work and elegant and light design characterizes the Storstad restaurant. The original structure in steel was adapted, bearing in mind the highest requirements of modern installation and all the fundamental functions, like heating, ventilation and cooling that were “quietly” built into the design.
The roof and the expansion of the spaces to create the two different dining halls was completed in just ten weeks.
On one side, the pure and open main dining hall with a 3.5 meter high glass façade that offers a spectacular view of the old city of Regensburg and the cathedral.
The second, on the other hand, connects the terrace and the lounge bar and is characterized by a more intimate atmosphere. These areas play creatively with the contrast between the big city and nature. The metal inserts, the steel lamps or the glass reflect an urban character, whereas the old bleached wood cladding, the theater stage oak slats and the contrasting furniture symbolize the natural character.
The medieval rooms were then integrated with the emergency fire exits from the dining hall and the theater above, optimized and in line with modern standard technical requirements.