Architect(s) : Ippolito Fleitz Group
Address : Stuttgarter Str. 33, LUDWIGSBURG, Germany
Latitude/Longitude : 48.892287474127194,9.194825512017836
Photographs : Philip Kottlorz
Team : Alexander Assmann, Gunter Fleitz, Johannes Hanebuth, Theresia Hug, Andrea Martinez, Isabel Pohle, Markus Schmidt, Daniela Schröder
Construction Management : G26
Lighting Design : pfarré lighting design
Text description provided by the architects. Local cultural aficionados already know and love the Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg for its vibrant music, dance and theatre programme. DANZA is a restaurant that joins the ensemble following a thorough renovation of its gastronomic offering, skilfully picking up on the existing mood and taking it in an atmospheric, culinary direction.
Like in a theatre hall, the space opens up into the heights and leads onto an expansive glass façade. A large terrace, with a backdrop of a green chestnut avenue, is the stage set and constant point of reference for our interior staging. As if one were sitting in a light-flooded wintergarden, the spectacle of the natural environment outside can be experienced at first hand inside. When darkness falls, large pendant luminaires, set in rhythm with the window façade, set the scene for the magic of the night, as well as investing the room with a festive glow. Elegance that not only attracts attention, but also lingers on in your memory.
Whether for a first tête-à-tête dinner, a festive family reception, or a glass of good wine in the company of friends – the space is the ideal venue for all occasions. The spacious dining room with its high, tiered ceiling has been reorganised around the central bar. Just like in a theatre hall, we have angled the seats to face the windows. The tables in the ‘stalls’ offer seating close to the ‘stage’ as well as fine views of the exterior. The stools around the bar provide a slightly elevated view of the action, while the upholstered niche seating and curved alcoves give you the feeling of sitting in a private box. Different types of natural flooring provide clear orientation and zoning throughout the space.
The complete refit of the kitchen is much more than just a quick encore. With its expansive 600 m², it is responsible for catering for the entire Forum. In culinary terms, DANZA steals the show from many a restaurant with its creative, international cuisine: The fillet of beef stars alongside king prawn and wasabi, the tuna is resplendent in a costume of radish tsukemono, and just before the curtain falls, the entrance of a chocolate trio of crème, sorbet and mini cake builds up to a brilliantly appetizing finale. We have created a more than fitting setting for the playful sophistication and skilful culinary staging of the restaurant cuisine.
Contributed by Ippolito Fleitz Group