Silver Cafe in Morecambe, England by Arca Architects
Arca’s solution was to raise the ground level of the garden strip to create a terraced plinth for the cafe to sit upon. A silver stainless steel band wraps the space, framing views of Morecambe Bay through its glazed facades and withstanding the harsh marine climate. This shiny organic form acts as a ‘full stop’ to the western end of the seafront. In use, the cafe seating can spill out to occupy the various levels of the terracing, animating the public space around.