stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait

BBT Hilltop by TAEP/AAP stands as an urban installation in Sharq

 

TAEP/AAP constructs BBT Hilltop in Sharq, Kuwait, a multifunctional canopy designed as an urban installation at the heart of the business city center. The canopy serves various purposes throughout the day, housing a drive-in restaurant and an outdoor esplanade underneath. On top, a contemplation area offers panoramic views, featuring a unique stand for seating, playground activities, and a slide integrated with the canopy’s inclination.

The canopy’s structure, encapsulating the restaurant and logistical areas, is characterized by matte paint and metallic mesh on the exterior, while glossy white ceramic tiles adorn the interior. This contrasts with the red floor and ceiling. Strategic openings ensure breathability, ventilation, access, and natural lighting, enhancing overall habitability.

 

Photographer Fernando Guerra captures the vibrant spaces of BBT Hilltop in Sharq, which you can explore in pictures below. 

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
all images by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 

 

red spiral staircase links BBT Hilltop’s interior and exterior zones

 

The design incorporates a red spiral staircase, serving as the main vertical element, connecting the restaurant and the canopy’s top. This staircase establishes a continuous dialogue between interior and exterior spaces, contributing to the project’s overall harmony.

Constructed with raw basic materials, the design aligns with the restaurant’s commitment to using naturally originated products. The emphasis on modern assembly technology reflects a dedication to serving customers efficiently while delivering high-quality meals. Studio TAEP/AAP designs BBT Hilltop as a distinctive landmark, blending functionality, aesthetics, and a dynamic urban experience.

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
the canopy serves various purposes, housing a drive-in restaurant and an outdoor esplanade underneath

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
BBT Hilltop is designed as an urban installation and an open public space

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
on top, a seating area, integrated with the canopy’s inclination, offers panoramic views

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
the canopy’s structure is characterized by matte paint and metallic mesh on the exterior

bbt-hilltop-taep-aap-kuwait-designboom-1800-2

the stepped multifunctional canopy stands in Sharq’s city center

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
the project establishes a continuous dialogue between interior and exterior spaces

bbt-hilltop-taep-aap-kuwait-designboom-1800-3

BBT Hilltop blends functionality, aesthetics, and a dynamic urban experience

stepped multifunctional canopy colored in bright red and white emerges in kuwait
the design incorporates a red spiral staircase, serving as the main vertical element

 

1/3
the distinctive red staircase connects the restaurant and the canopy's top
the distinctive red staircase connects the restaurant and the canopy's top
1
 
1
 

project info:

 

name: BBT Hilltop

architect: TAEP/AAP | @taep.ku

design team: Abdulatif Almishari, Rui Vargas, Tiago Brito, João Costa, Dalia Aly, Rafael Fortes, Elvino Domingos, Paulo Monteiro, Carla Barroso, Gonçalo Silva, Lionel Estriga, Mohammed Fawaz Abdulhadi, Telmo Rodrigues, Tiago Lopes

MEP: João Catrapona, Mohammed Hassan, Rúben Rodrigues, Sérgio Sousa

landscape: Susana Pinheiro

graphic design: Mariana Neves, Raquel Martins, Federica Fortugno, Aquilino Sotero

structure: Al-Farooqi

light design: Light Design Portugal

location: Sharq, Kuwait

photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG | @fernandogguerra

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

KEEP UP WITH OUR DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
suscribe on designboom
- see sample
- see sample
suscribe on designboom

ARCHITECTURE IN KUWAIT (21)

FERNANDO GUERRA (61)

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION (205)

RESTAURANT AND CAFé DESIGN (780)

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5