BigSee Award 2023
Client: Nefeli IKE
Location: Thessaloniki, GreeceStatus: Completed
Lead architect: Aspasia Taka
Design team: Maria Avramidou, Maria Solidaki, Anna Lazaridou, Christos Komzias
Photo credits: Vasilis Mavridis, Michele Troiani
Anatomy of a plate. Moldee is a hybrid dining scenario, where fine casual dining is combined with fine drinking. The space consists of two units that are co-located, with their boundaries being not so distinct, entering into each other. It is located in the center of the city of Thessaloniki and is housed on the ground floor of a listed apartment building built in 1973. the chefs vision is to provide a space where they would develop their vision, to offer the public a new direction in nutrition. In this way, the users of the place are transformed into “moldees”, that is, they are trained by the chefs in order to know the quality food and to be fed with quality ingredients and clean flavors in their daily life. The gastronomic concept also influenced the architectural design in a very minimalist way and without unnecessary elements.