With the natural light filtering in from outside, the multifaceted geometrical elements covering the ceilings and walls, it is hard to imagine that the Auriga restaurant and night club in Mumbai was ever just a plain old warehouse. By focusing on the clever and sustainable use of reclaimed materials – rejected air con units or wooden strips left over from previous projects – the project by SanjayPuri Architects has truly transformed a dejected space once used for industrial purposes into a completely new hospitality venue. Auriga Mumbai is on two floors, whose texture and formal design are in complete contrast with one another: upstairs, the 70-seat restaurant is dominated by a flow of shapes made of wooden strips that cover the ceiling, the bar and the live kitchen area;
downstairs, the spiky geometric elements in the nightclub are made of strips of galvanised metal that have been bent and placed side-by-side to create the walls, ceilings and surfaces.
The nightclub can accommodate up to 250 guests and continues outside with a patio area.
The look is completed with granite flooring in shades of grey and black walls and soundproofing panels on the ceiling, forming a backdrop for the interconnecting metal elements.