Duke of York Restaurant

This striking yet sympathetic design by Nex Architects has made the shortlist for the RIBA London Awards 2020, the Dezeen Awards 2020, and has also been awarded the New London Architecture Award in the Hotels & Hospitality category.
The architect’s vision for this Award winning design of a London café, was a spiral concrete shell where the massive retractable windows allow effortless transition from the internal to the external.
The exposed white concrete, aggregate arches contrast the sleek black terrazzo floor.
The use of cutting-edge formulations and mix designs produced a beautiful, highly polished black concrete floor with exposed black aggregates.
The final result is a perfect confluence of the sleek black terrazzo, the decorative trims, white concrete elements and the colossal glazing.
For such an esteemed location the highly polished, sophisticated finish utterly creates the ambience.

October 2019
Project Type:
Terrazzo plus (160 m² and 21 pre-cast stairs)
Main Contractor:

Best Benefits for the Project

  • Precast and in situ installation of terrazzo floor;
  • Large scale bays with complex angles are possible with shrinkage compensated formulation;
  • High compressive strength and durability, ideal for bar and restaurant environment;
  • Cement based system worked well with existing concrete structures.