YEAR: 2014, UNBUILT


    HAA was asked to design a wine bar concept in an upcoming part of Detroit. The 2000 sf venue is broken up into three main areas: The Retail area, Casual Seating, and the Bar area. The 3 areas are connected together with an easily navigable main circulation aisle flanked on one side with wine display and seating on the other. Two entries will be located at opposite ends of the space. The entry adjacent to the lobby and the west outdoor entry primarily acts as the main retail entrance while the east entrance will typically serve as the wine bar entry.  The three environments engage each other so one area merges with the next creating a collection of complementary experiences and environments within the same venue.


    The design gains inspiration from objects specific to wine. Materials chosen include a polished concrete floor, birch wood, and dark metal. These materials were chosen for their sleek simplicity, timeless elements, and their contrasting natural color palette. Also these materials reflect the urban environment that this venue is in.



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