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Zuma, is one of our high-end contracts in Istanbul. D.Ream decided to carry out its Zuma Project as a part of the globally renown Zuma restaurant chain, on a 1100m² lot, at Istinye Park. The construction and installation phases of the project were undertaken by YOO. During the project process, YOO provided coordination between the numerous parties involved in the project; such as Studio Glitt which is the designer of the project, Zuma’s global headquarter, D.Ream, and the manufacturers in Turkey. Following the exploratory studies, the building surveys and plans were prepared upon which a workshop was held with the Studio Glitt. The materials which were going to be used for the project were collectively decided on this workshop period by carefully evaluating various samples from Turkey and abroad. 

The Choice of Material Determines the Process in a High-End Restaurant Fit Out Project

Carving granite, which is made by grinding a kind of Indian granite, proved essential in thoroughly reflecting the venue’s characteristics. The fact that this material is produced only in China, and there were no substitute for it in Turkey, created a considerable challenge for the supply of this critical material and the prompt completion of the project.

To circumvent this impediment; our engineers executed an intense R&D work for an almost 24/7 work-shifts for a month, and consequently designed an equipment that allowed the user to successfully conduct the sanding procedure through advanced sanding machines, CNC technology and sand-recycle systems instead of the time-consuming and labor-intensive manual work traditionally used for this purpose.

In a luxury restaurant fit out every little detail is carefully considered. Stone columns of granite blocks were broken down into smaller pieces through the blasting method and went through the static process. After these processes they were installed by master craftsmen from Spain. Briefly, a large variety type of natural stones was used in the project and by gathering all the stones, you may cover the PISA Tower, as well.

Pieces from All Around the World Comes Together in This High-End Contract in Istanbul

Furthermore, carefully following the instructions of the designer, the tables of the venue were manufactured from a particular tree which only grows in Thailand. Besides, the material used for the manufacturing of the wooden sitting units, the DJ cabin, common tables, and the reception desk were imported from Africa. Additionally, the whole ceiling was covered with oak tree and you may build the Myanmar Bridge by gathering all the used woods for the ceiling cover.

The stone material for the sinks was decided to be supplied from Bucak after a detailed evaluation of other options from all around Turkey.

3-6 metres long green timber bamboos were imported to Turkey for the construction of Zuma’s walls. The bamboos were initially left in their green timber form to dwell at the venue and in time assumed their actual colour. In a high-end restaurant fit out every material you choose and its own story gives the space a unique identity.

A Luxury Restaurant Fit Out Means Creating an Ambiance

The two wine cellars at the venue have two purposes: firstly, the display and the storage of the wines. For the latter, the cellar shall constantly maintain a certain room temperature. The necessary technology for the flawless performance for both ends was set up for the 3.000-bottles-capacity wine cellar constructed by using solely glass and profile.

The lighting has been an essential component in creating the ambience of Zuma; thus, special lenses for this purpose were installed accordingly. A team consisting of a lighting designer, an automation expert, an electrical engineer, and architects were assigned and worked on this aspect of the project.

In this high-end contract in Istanbul, all construction works, such as deconstruction, kitchen construction, furniture and material acquisition were carried out by YOO Architecture. The luxury restaurant fit out project was promptly and faultlessly delivered to Zuma Restaurant after a multifaceted operation that involved gathering teams in different countries, coordinating them, exploring new manufacturing processes, seeking various raw materials in nature, and long and challenging R&D phases.

Hard Work Pays Off When This Unique High-End Restaurant Fit Out Comes to Life

In the end, we had lots of team-mates that could team-up 40 football teams and totally we had 90.000 man-hours working performance, spent 7 days in nature and organised 240-hour workshop and the project covered after 3.600 hours. With this luxury restaurant fit out project, we are most content to fulfil our part in achieving the dreams envisaged for Zuma, and which is conceptualized to provide its guests with a magical milieu beyond a venue.