Noor Café is part of the transmedia landscape park on Noor Island. The mostly white interior creates a touch of freshness and promises relief from the heat outside. An interesting contrast forms the brightly coloured floor, which is printed with ornamental patterns reflecting the building’s façade design.
The interior of the 150 m² Noor Island Café refreshes the senses, with visitors surrounded by perceived and genuine coolness. A sculpture of light and space made from lengths of light, white fabric floats directly above the central seating area with its 35 seats. This pointedly textile environment sets the lounge apart from the hard surfaces of the glass Butterfly House. Organically shaped custom-built furniture, plants and five translucent partitions mark out an island of repose, with folding screens reminiscent of petals creating intimacy.
Coated in liquid glass (a special ultra-transparent resin) and sealed, the colorful ornaments on the floor are particularly striking, as is the elaborate seating and its counterparts, oiled and printed wooden tables, whose graphic designs combine different elements of the island, butterflies and flowers, transforming them into a virtual lace blanket.
At night, the lounge looks like a starry sky, projections from the ceiling lamp cast caustics and engender the play of light on the ceiling, walls and floors, reflexes penetrate from inside to outside, escaping through the golden roof into the landscaped garden.
|Service phases (HOAI)||SP 1 to SP 5|
|Location||Sharjah City, U.A.E.|
|Client||Shurooq, Sharjah Invest & Development Authority, U.A.E|
|Roof construction||Seele middle east, Dubai, U.A.E.|
|Pavilion construction||Waagner Biro Gulf L.L.C., Dubai, U.A.E.|
|Interior works||Candido Hermida, Spain|
|Media technology, lighting||HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH, Germany|
|Planting||Greenworks, Dubai, U.A.E.|
|Photography||Torsten Seidel, Sascha Jahnke, Stephan Lauhoff, Joaquín Busch, Björn Asmussen, Christian Bauer|