Food & Friends by Westend

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Hospitality: Bar and Restaurant
  • Company/Firm
    Hello Wood Zrt.
  • Lead Designer
    Hello Wood Zrt.
  • Design Team
    Design board: András Huszár, Péter Pozsár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth
  • Architect
    Hello Wood Zrt.
  • Interior Designer
    Huszár András, Pozsár Péter, Simon Viktória, Sándor Gergely, partner: Viador Átrium Stúdió Kft.
  • Lighting Designer
    Hello Wood Zrt.
  • Const. Company
    Hello Wood Zrt.
  • Photographer Credit
    Balint Jaksa
  • Location
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Client
    Westend Shopping Center (shopping mall) / Gr
  • Project Date

In today's digital era, shopping malls are more than just commercial spaces; they are evolving to become immersive experience centers. Embracing this transition, Westend in Budapest, a beacon of urban shopping, embarked on a pioneering revamp of its food court, culminating in the inception of "Food&Friends by Westend." This space marries community with gastronomy, all under the canopy of sustainable and innovative design.
Every furniture piece, crafted from FSC-certified oak, stands as a symbol of commitment to eco-consciousness. Notably, this oak, echoing the heartbeats of nearby Hungarian forests, affirms the dedication to local sourcing and reduced carbon footprint. Seating capacity witnessed a strategic 10% boost, while built-in wireless chargers and USB ports nod to contemporary convenience.

Residual wood breathes life into decorative art pieces, embodying the ethos of zero waste. Operational facets, too, shimmer with sustainability—energy-conserving mechanisms, coupled with a mesmerizing 45-meter-long LED wall, redefine ambiance. This rejuvenation, spanning 15% of Westend, isn't just a facelift; it's a paradigm shift in shopping center dining.

Hello Wood is an international architecture studio located in Budapest, Hungary. Our company specializes in working with sustainable materials, mainly wood to create our unique designs, whether they are cabins, large-scale projects or social installations.

Other prizes
Previous awards won by Hello Wood: BigSee Architecture Awards - 2022 / Winner Iconic Awards - Innovative Architecture - 2021 / Winner Architizer A+ Awards - 2021 / Special Mention BigSee Product Design Awards - 2020 / Winner A'Design Awards - 2020 / Platinum Winner A'Design Awards - 2020 / Silver Winner IDA Design Awards - 2020 / Gold Winner BigSee Interior Design Award - 2019 / Winner