Dwarka SOCIAL is a blend of three ideologies that seamlessly come together to make this a reality: the streets and alleyway shops of Vietnam that have inspired the design, the intricate lattice arrangement of Dwarka’s various sectors, and a world that’s ready for the ‘new normal’.
The space has been planned and designed in such a way that it is primed to promote social distancing in the best possible way.
Natural wood and bamboo chick blinds give the outpost a warm embrace, while an abundance of plants ensures that the greens are never out of sight. Expansive windows let in tons of natural light, ensuring that the space is both welcoming and relaxed.
With partitions strategically placed at six-feet nodes, the outlet is distributed into several zones. The entire space is transformative and malleable, with flexible doors and blinds that can be opened or closed according to the needs of patrons seeking more privacy or division from others. The outpost is also dotted with split-level booths -- enclosed spaces stacked on top of each other -- resembling the signature ‘pay and stay’ housing structures of Ho Chi Minh city.
While the terrace is a haven for North Indian neon signages, the booths resemble small shops and parlours painted with striking colours and wacky names, transporting you to a bustling street in Saigon, albeit with social distancing and all necessary hygiene measures.
With all these sensibilities and design details at the outpost, Dwarka SOCIAL is paving the way for how restaurants of the future can be designed.