Amano is a restaurant and bakery occupying the ground floor of two heritage buildings in Britomart.
Although large in capacity, the space has been designed as a sequence of spaces that feel intimate. There is great variety of experience within one single room, with the use and feel of the space adapting as the day changes. The project demonstrates a high level of craft and care.
A limited palette of natural materials is expressed in different ways throughout the interior. Some inventive assemblies include the back-lit mother of pearl counters, and the terrazzo floor inlaid with scraps of beautiful broken stone slabs.
New Zealand Institute of Architects 2018 National Architecture Award Winner [Hospitality and Retail]
New Zealand Institute of Architects 2017 Auckland Architecture Award Winner [Hospitality and Retail]
Interior Awards 2017 Supreme Award
Interior Awards 2017 Winner Hospitality
Shortlisted 2017 International Restaurant and Bar Design Awards