Navona is a restaurant in Thessaloniki that offers traditional Italian recipes and cocktails, and an amazing view of the Thermaic gulf. Its rectangular outdoor space was designed following the basic principles of a town square, featuring a central focal point- a marble fountain – and a covered arcade that opens up on one side to the adjacent Makedonia Palace hotel. The design created a clear view to and from the seafront, and unified the space while maintaining its privacy. Navona features an internal bar located at the perimeter of the building, to allow for an interchangeable dining area, and an external one with a view of the sea. The pizza oven and the food preparation area were also located along the perimeter, enclosed in a glass and metal structure. The materials used were natural. Wood in its natural shades or colored in emerald and white, using a fish-bone pattern for the lining, metal for the wine cellar and glass and marble for the diagonal bottle rack. The fixtures were custom designed for the restaurant, inspired by its cylindrical shape and using materials such as metal and glass. The outdoor areas were surfaced using natural colored stone for the square and squared black blocks for the bar.
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