BIG partners bjarke ingels + jakob lange design copenhagen llama restaurant
all images courtesy of kilo / cofoco

 

 

 

BIG partners bjarke ingels and jakob lange have collaborated with kilo founder lars larsen and creative director jonas hartz in completing ‘llama‘ a new dining establishment in the danish capital of copenhagen. working alongside food group cofoco, the restaurant offers its diners south american cuisine with a menu that features ceviches, anticuchos and uruguayan-style meats.

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the interior plan is optimized to seat 180 people two times a night, comprising three different dining spaces

 

 

 

the previously unused basement has been clad with colorful patterns and fitted out with black furnishings, creating an intimate space that simultaneously feels connected with the city. the walls and floors are lined with handcrafted mexican cement tiles fusing latin designs with scandanavian influences. the interior plan is optimized to seat 180 people two times a night, comprising three different dining spaces, each oriented around the central bar.

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the walls and floors are lined with handcrafted mexican cement tiles

 

 

 

‘from an architectural point of view, I think we have created a remarkable transformation – the main idea of merging two cultures has turned an interpretation of a traditional latin american vernacular into a contemporary copenhagen public space,’ observed BIG partner jakob lange.

 

‘llama is product of a strong creative team with an ambition to crate a strong social space in a span between south america and copenhagen – the flamboyant and the understated merging to create a restaurant with an international feel rooted in scandinavian heritage’, furthered lars larsen, kilo founder and head of design.

BIG bjarke ingels jakob lange llama restaurant copenhagen designboom
the previously unused basement has been clad with colorful patterns and fitted out with black furnishings

BIG bjarke ingels jakob lange llama restaurant copenhagen designboom
the restaurant provides for a range of clientele

BIG bjarke ingels jakob lange llama restaurant copenhagen designboom
more intimate dining areas

BIG bjarke ingels jakob lange llama restaurant copenhagen designboom
decor has a south american flavor

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tile and plantation detail