Le MIRAZUR BAR AND RESTAURANT    Menton, France
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CREDITS
 
Project: Vittorio Grassi Architetto and Rick Mather Architects ltd
Client: SCI Le Mirazur Paris
Period: 1999 - 2001 Completion
Gross Floor Area: 2.420 sqm (315 seats)
Site Area: 1,200 sqm
Construction Cost: 2.5 m Euro
Landscape Design: Arnaud Maurières
Structural Design: Atelier 75
Services Design: Jean Florino
Kitchen Design: Jacques Chibois, Nick McKay
Local Architects: Larsson and Kopaj
Photographer: Enrico Cano
PROGRAMME
 

The project restored and converted a 1950’s building into a Restaurant-Bar for a total of 315 seats, banquets rooms, staff accommodation and a garden with aromatic herbs. The main Restaurant room and a small servery are located at street level.


Façades were reshaped with wider openings, in order to allow for more transparency and a better panoramic seaview . Fabric awnings projecting out of the external envelope are dynamic elements that emphasize again the lightness of the new structure.

The respect for the nature of the site is achieved by using only a few coherent materials and simple finishes like white render and fabric awnings, local flamed stone, transparent glass, grey painted

steel with rattan seats, stools and chairs. In the same spirit the built-in bar counter comes out of the walls projecting to the sea. The cocktail terrace facing the garden, with a covered timber deck and an internal small room for private functions, completes the overall capacity of Mirazur.

The Mirazur is a two Michelin star restaurant and operates under head chef Mauro Colagreco, from Argentina. Colagreco took over as head chef in 2006.

From year 2014 the restaurant is 11th in the ranking of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants”.

The project has been designed in partnership with the London firm Rick Mather Architects.