Coffee Shop/Delicatessen

District 10 Cafe, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Mena, United Arab Emirates


About the project

Located at Abu Dhabi’s newest exciting waterfront destination, Marsa Mina, District 10 Cafe is an interior fit out project in collaboration with Shell + Core UAE. The brief specified for this space promoted a modernised Emirati culture while mirroring the existing brand’s charm as a natural platform for exchange of books, art and music. The design details included triangular panels for backsplash, with similar details seen across other elements in the space. The signage and shelf lighting are incorporated to demarcate and animate the service area of the cafe, while the wall behind the cafe counter experiments with light and shadow with accessory contrasts. The branding is minimal and stands out, beautifully executed as a subtly engraved logo and then gently illuminated by a recessed strip light. The is a constant interaction of seating, plants and shelving between the columns, and the backsplash is formed using the main counter finish in a white wood marble, with the same details carried through. All the elements combines create a functional, elegant backdrop. District 10 specialty coffee also collaborated with modern catering Nomad in this space, which is located inside the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Marsa Mina.

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180 sq-ft.


United Arab Emirates

Completed On:

January, 2020



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