Sipside Café, Jeddah Flagship Store Building, Saudi Arabia Commercial Interior Project Design, KSA Coffeehouse Images
Sipside Café in Jeddah
26 Oct 2021
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Sipside Café, Jeddah Flagship Store
SHH designs new Coffeehouse Destination in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Industrial chic and a youthful style provide design cues for the first flagship café for Sipside, a new start up specialist coffee brand in the vibrant coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. SHH delivered a modern and welcoming space by creating associations to the café’s branding, designed by London-based creative agency Klinical, and its coastal location.
SHH’s brief was to create a café and local hub where young professionals could meet, work and socialise during the day, and which could then seamlessly transition to an evening venue, opening right through into the early morning hours. A retail space was to be integrated into the space, stocking Sipside’s own-brand products and merchandise alongside specialist coffee equipment.
Abi Stuart, Commercial Director says “Sipside’s flagship store marks the start to a series of coffee places, all in waterside locations like this one in Jeddah. The new double height space offers a fresh new destination for the city’s inhabitants to work and play in, day and night.”
The building’s raw architecture along with its double height glazed façade create an airy, light and functional venue, ideal for round the clock socialising. Inside, the generous height has been given a human scale through the introduction of low-hanging pendant lights in different sizes, suspended at various heights from the seven-meter ceiling. A steel spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine area where there is a business bubble for hosting private meetings and functions.
The ground floor hosts the main seating area and is the social hub. Opportunities for flexible working are created through the integration of power sockets and USB chargers into tabletops. Tall, metal-framed screens and open shelving create permeable space divisions, define circulation paths, and house display and storage for the retail element of the flagship. Seating areas are zoned by geometric floor patterns and accommodate different group sizes alongside bespoke bench tables with stools for those wanting to work independently from a laptop. A stepped platform accommodates a stage for a programme of ad hoc music events during the evening.
The material palette utilises raw render for the walls with grey porcelain alongside terrazzo tiles for the floor. The brand colours of powder blue and midnight blue are introduced as highlights throughout the space. A layer of warmth is added with the use of natural timber and cognac-coloured leather. Extensive planting with low watering and maintenance requirements are distributed throughout to provide freshness.
Sipside Café, Jeddah Flagship Store images / information received 261021
Location: Jeddah, KSA – Saudi Arabia
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