Architect-designers, Studio HRA, have completed works on Ještě Jednu, an ice-cream shop located in Brno, a historic Czech Republic city known for it’s 13th-century castle and modernist architecture from the likes of Mies van der Rohe.
Located in the heart of the city, the 29,5 square metre space was difficult to conquer due to its diminutive size, HRA having to be inventive to fulfil the brief; which included the inclusion of a kitchen, ice cream bar, freezer and coffee corner. Using existing vaults and arcs, plus the addition of glass, the resulting venue is hip and fun whilst overridingly practical; the preparation kitchen and ice cream bar divided by a glass partition behind which the store’s alchemists prepare your frozen delicatessen.
The stainless steel ice cream bar nods to Roman history through its shape and texture, and is also home to a coffee machine for those looking for something a little more warming. More stainless steel by way of a large freezer stands next to the counter, with tubs of ice-cream available to take away so that you can enjoy your favourite flavours from the comfort of your own home.
The menu hangs on the wall, daily offers shown in blue type offset on a white board; Steezy Studio are those responsible for the fabulous graphic design found throughout. Stainless sinks enable customers to wash their hands upon entering, and before trying the sweet stuff, and were intended to resemble the street fountains of south European towns.
With a revolving choice of ice-creams and bold design, it’s no wonder locals of this Czech town are returning time and time again.