The Colonel is dedicated to quality meat, beef in particular, and pays tribute to regions in France that are well known for exceptional meat like Charolaise, Aubrac, Salers, Normande etc. You will find a wide variety of different sorts of meat on the menu, which are prepared in the open kitchen.
ADDING A SPECIAL TOUCH
But that´s not the only thing that makes the Colonel unique. Strong values such as a can-do attitude and craftsmanship are blended with a contemporary design. In the decoration of the building, reference is made to the raw basic product, red beef. The choice of a terracotta tile floor and the striking red brick wall are therefore evident. It reinforces the customer’s sensual experience and provides a feel-good atmosphere. The brick wall pays homage to the BBQ and grill culture. The use of metals and the claustra masonry bond of the brick screen are reminiscent of a grill. The claustra effect also creates unique shades of light.
Claustra, also known as Brazilian bond, stands for masonry in which only the ends of the facing bricks rest on the brick below. This creates openings that give the façade or wall a transparent character. The result is a combination of aspects that are oppositional: privacy and transparency, mass and emptiness, light and blinds, closure and ventilation. A special solution for a special restaurant.
Facts & Figures
Project nameRestaurant Colonel, Brussels, Belgium
ArchitectDirk De Leeuw architects, Brussels in collaboration with Diego Carrion and Cécile Grosjean
ClientBVO Food sprl
Terca Egala Koraalrood
Year of completion2015