studio modijefsky transforms tram-depot into kanarie club in amsterdam
 

studio modijefsky transforms tram-depot into kanarie club in amsterdam

what use to be a former tram depot, has been transformed into a bar and restaurant located in amsterdam named ‘kanarie club’. the building’s past life has been celebrated with a design that references the movement of transport, industrial character and the previous color scheme; all designed by dutch firm studio modijefsky.

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kanarie club
all images © maarten willemstein

 

 

studio modijefsky divided the restaurant into different zones and this is illustrated with the different height platforms which have been created in order to divide the space with a complementing theme. the high ceilings of the industrial venue has been capitalised through a split level which sits above the kitchen. this forms an entresol with a lounge area called ‘the pool bar’ and with this, the name is taken literally; a playful, pool-shaped seating area decorated with float-shaped cushions allows guests to sit around and enjoy a cocktail – minus the splashing.

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different heights have been used as space division inside the industrial space

 

 

during the day, the kanarie club accommodates as a work space with special facilities such as lockers, charging points and large group tables available for working at. in addition, a strong graphic identity has been introduced to the venue. tram signage and language has been used for the restaurant, while bespoke furniture resembles the vintage design of the old electric trams. combined with the planted greenery, bold colors and lighting, the interior proves to be a  lively and diverse location to visit in amsterdam-west.

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aligned with the tram rails, enclaves are created within the space where one can have privacy while still being present
in the large space

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a large group table with built in USB ports and plugs has been place in the work zone

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a new staircase has been design leading to an upper area, which gives the space a strong presence

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a split level above the kitchen features the lounge area called ‘the pool bar’

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mimicking an actual pool without the water, the playful space is an additional seating option to enjoy a drink

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several platforms have been created in order to divide and break the space and to make way for easy installation

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recessed light installed underneath the pool bar creates an atmospheric scenario during the evenings

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the kanarie club, west-amsterdam

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