The Antwerp Cathedral Houses a Cafe by Van Staeyen Intérieur Architecten

 - Nov 28, 2018
References: vanstaeyen.be & dezeen
Located in the former Chapel of Saint John in Antwerp's medieval cathedral is a gothic cafe. Van Staeyen Intérieur Architecten worked on the aesthetic of the activation and kept the style minimalist and contemporary. Hits of turquoise give the mini booth playful notes that cheerfully elevate its aesthetic. The site of the gothic cafe also gives it a boost.

Dubbed Cafe De Plek, the small business is surrounded by striking examples of medieval architecture that add a welcomed contrast to the modern exterior of Van Staeyen Intérieur Architecten's creation. However, each contemporary element is informed by a classical one that is derived from the cathedral. Aside from the cafe, the firm has also contributed with a meeting space that is ideal for workshops and gatherings. In addition, the gothic cafe also boasts a bar.