concrete develops concepts.
we develop them in architecture, interior design, urban development and brand development.
concrete unites people.
we work with a team of 46 multidisciplinary creatives as architects, interior designers and visual marketeers to help businesses and institutions.
concrete loves provoking, confusing, philosophizing, scale models, haute cuisine, burgers, and (most of all) shattering dogmas.
concrete provides solutions.
no grand theories or abstract ideas. just things that work.
concrete likes to let the work do the talking.
Mercat is the ninth member of the IQ family. Similar
to Mazzo and Witteveen (the other family members),
Mercat is open throughout the day, welcoming visitors
for great food and drinks in a unique setting.
The exterior of the impressive building symbolises
the industrial heritage of the city of Amsterdam,
while the interior is reminiscent of a Spanish market
hall, and the Mercado Central de Valencia in particular.
The face and rear of the building with round windows
in the peaks, the original wooden gabled roof with
visible steel rafters and the vertical skylights combined
with brick walls with decorative elements give the
building a unique ambiance and character. The likeness
of the building to a market hall and the way top chefs
refer to Spanish covered markets as ‘temples of
gastronomy’ were at the basis of the design and
concept of Mercat restaurant. 'Mercat' is the
Catalonian word for market and refers to the
world-famous ‘Mercat de La Boqueria’ in Barcelona.