Le Super Qualité – Le Central

Le Super Qualité – Le Central

Architect
MRDK - Ménard Dworkind architecture & design
Location
30 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Bars
David Dworkind

Le Super Qualité – Le Central

MRDK - Ménard Dworkind architecture & design as Architects

The recently opened Le Central food hall reunites 25 local gastronomic icons, and has become a must-see in the creative and diverse city of Montreal. The Super Quality brings an East Asian cuisine to this gourmet mix with its authentic dishes from Southern India.

 

This is MRDK’s second project with Le Super Qualité,after having designing itsflagship restaurant in Montreal’s Villeray neighborhood in 2016. The brief was to design a kiosk that would be a contemporarytake on something authentically Indian,butwith a completely different pallet than the flagship. The use of a similar design approach and style enables the two spaces to harmonize despite their differences.

 

The design direction became very clear after learning that Mumbai has the second largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami. Inspiration was drawn from Art Deco’s rounded forms, contrasting colours, and ornamentation. The Super Qualité kiosk appears as if it has reappropriatedone of these old Mumbai buildings transforming it into a streetside snack bar.

 

The kiosk is wrapped in corrugated steel sidingthat is hand-painted a bright yellow to quickly capture the attention of the many visitors of the food hall. A long stainless steel bar can host nearlya dozen customers on custom bar stools cantilevering off the stepping foot rest. Ordering is done through an opening in metal bars, reminiscent of the liquorstores in Eastern Asia.Suspended over the bar are tiffin containers repurposed as pendant lights, a design element that unifiesthe restaurant’s two locations.

 

Material Used :
- Vic West corrugated metal roofing, Stainless steel, Painted steel, Cermaic tile

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