TUI Mein Schiff 5 - The Studio & Bar

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture –– Eating Space
  • Company/Firm
    Wilson Butler Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Scott Butler
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Rebecca Durante, Craig Mueller
  • Project Date
  • Construction Company
    Merima Oy
  • Architect
    Paul Demosthenes

The Studio & Bar is a club venue with an urban, 'found space' décor inspired by the Berlin Club scene and recording studios. The space allows for versatile programming such as live music, dancing, small theater productions and films thanks to tiered sofa seating, flexible open floor space, and a dedicated stage. An Acoustics Control System (ACS) provides enhanced and “natural” sound that can change the acoustical feel of the room. A Musion Virtual System displays holograms on stage alongside live performers. The urban ‘found space’ feel is instilled through wall covering with a visual of worn painted concrete. Industrial style sconces adorn expanded metal pilasters and pillars. Modern, truss-like arches direct focus towards the stage within the two-story main volume. Warm tones exhibit in aged wood flooring and millwork, and ‘antique’ red carpets. An adjacent bar and lounge area boosts socializing and hospitality. Inviting leather furniture beckons, and menus for cocktails and bar snacks rest on burnished metal tables with rustic wood legs. Near the bar is a private room for dinner parties, conferences, and meetings with the same industrial aesthetic.

Wilson Butler Architects is an award-winning architecture and interior design studio with offices in Boston and 23 years of expertise in architecture for the arts and entertainment. Our projects span a wide-range within this specialty area, including civic performing arts centers, new and renovated educational arts facilities, and the design of state-of-the-art entertainment venues.