Arca Architects' Silver Café: Beacon on the Bay

Posted by Theresa Downs on 12/8/11 7:30 AM   |  2 min read time

When the Lancaster City Council was seeking ideas for a landmark design to fill the open space between the sea and the promenade, Arca Architects responded with a unorthodox design which would transform the face of a quiet seaside town in England. Sandwiched between the promenade and the tall sea wall, a small café would have a good view of the wall—but not the bay. Arca suggested raising the café’s floor level above the sea wall to open up a spectacular vista. The team also recommended shelter for the outdoor spaces to encourage patrons to take in the fresh air.

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Topics: Architecture, Silver Café, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Arca Architects, Case Study, John Lee, Manchester Society of Architect (MSA)

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