Noma 2.0 by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Situated within the community of Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark, Noma 2.0 is an inspiring restauran designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group.
About Noma 2.0
Introducing the New Noma: A Culinary Garden Village
Nestled between two lakes in Christiania, the new Noma transforms a historic ex-military warehouse into a culinary haven. Once a storage for the Royal Danish Navy’s mines, the site now invites guests to an unforgettable dining adventure.
A Unique Architectural Symphony
At Noma’s core lies the innovative concept of deconstructing traditional restaurant spaces. The design features 11 distinct yet interconnected buildings, each meticulously crafted for specific culinary functions. This layout places the chefs at the heart, allowing guests to witness the magic of cooking up close.
Every aspect of the dining experience, from arrival to wine selection, revolves around the chefs. Their central position offers a panoramic view of the restaurant, immersing every guest in the behind-the-scenes action.
A Feast for the Senses
The main dining area, accommodating 40 guests, boasts an architecture reminiscent of a lumber yard, with stacked timber planks. A vast skylight and sliding windows open to the outdoor permagarden, offering a sensory journey through the seasons. The restaurant extends outdoors with three greenhouses serving as a garden, test kitchen, and bakery.
Connecting these spaces, glass-covered paths allow guests and chefs to experience the changing weather and seasons, integrating the natural world into the dining experience. Walking through these spaces, visitors encounter a wealth of Nordic materials and building techniques. The barbecue area, resembling a large walk-in hut, and a brick-built lounge, akin to a cozy fireplace, further enhance this immersive experience.
Photography courtesy of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group