Kro Bistro & Bar: Unveiling Neuhäusl Hunal’s Industrial Masterpiece
Immerse yourself in the artful blend of haute cuisine and street food at Kro Bistro & Bar, a chic industrial-style bar located in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. Neuhäusl Hunal‘s design perfectly balances past and present, preserving the building’s historical elements while injecting a sense of modern sophistication.
Guests can experience firsthand the culinary craft unfolding before them, under the glow of the iconic ceiling lights. Venture beyond the glass-panelled windows, through the sophisticated textures, and on to the polished terrazzo floors for an unforgettable journey through this 2021 architectural gem.
About Kro Bistro & Bar
Kro Bistro & Bar: Elevating Street Food to High Art
Reimagining street food with a dash of haute cuisine, Kro Bistro & Bar amplifies the original concept of the Kro kitchen. The sophisticated bar effortlessly complements this culinary fusion. Meanwhile, the relaxed layout invites guests to take a seat by either of the commanding counters, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the preparation of their meals and beverages.
Echoing Past Designs: A Seamless Transition
Familiar motifs from Kro Kitchen and Kro Coffee make a triumphant return, now further refined and expertly blended. The overhead lighting, a signature element, integrates harmoniously with the ceiling structure. With the original soffit removed, a tangible line now separates old from new. Everything above this line remains unchanged, while below, a new era emerges.
Enhanced Visual Appeal: A Symphony of Light and Texture
We replaced the metal filling in the shop windows’ upper part with glass, inviting an abundance of natural light into the space. This simple alteration opened up the interior, adding an airy charm. Plywood joinery, sealed with a sleek black coat, lent a sophisticated texture to the milieu.
Preserving the Old, Embracing the New: Floor Refinements
As for the floors, we discarded the vinyl covering and polished the underlying terrazzo, which was left untouched. Any patches necessitated by new wiring and piping were filled with concrete, with a distinctive stone aggregate included (approximately 3/4 inch). This addition further highlighted the transformation, blending the charm of the old with the polished sophistication of the new.
Photography by Radek Úlehla
Visit Neuhäusl Hunal- by Matt Watts