• Roof Top Restaurant is a homage to Mughal and French Architecture | 42MM Architecture

    Design of Levana Roof Top Restaurant is a homage to Mughal and French Architecture and heritage of Lucknow. The site is located in Hazratgunj, which is a 200 year old market street in the heart of the city. It is one of the most contextually opulent city zone.

    Editor’s Note: This rooftop restaurant in Lucknow is a perfect combination of Mughal and French architecture. Unfolding the delicate layers of contextual history, the restaurant strikes a balance between rustic elements of the past and the modern needs of today. The intricate detailing adds to the grandeur of this restaurant. ~ Simran Khare

    Roof Top Restaurant is a homage to Mughal and French Architecture | 42MM Architecture

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    The site has layers of contextuality that Lucknow bears. Through time. the city embelishes with Mughal and French architecture ornamenting it in their respective eras.

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    The restaurant from outside overlooks the dense city fabric and its iconic structures. From the inside it exhibits the heritage and legacy of the city’s architectural history.

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    Investigating through the different iconic structures. we consciously subject the elements and style of a French structure, also commonly known as Lucknow Residency onto the site.

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    At the same time, this adds a layer of singularity and set the tone for the aesthetics as well the structural characteristics like the imposing metal structure. vintage industrial joinery details. venerable and distressed skeleton.

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    The detailing in the gloss and metal features the French industrial era details.

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    A wall in the reception area mimics on existing structure of the residency.

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    The Terrace is planned inwards. It looks into an open courtyard that features a monumental truss. The restaurant also sits as a backdrop to a 30′ high wall that gives a perception of a restored structure.

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    The wall is a brick cladded and held together with imposing metallic columns and tie bars. It gives a perception of an old structure that is restored with metal and hence withstood the test of time.

    Fact File

    Designed by: 42MM Architecture

    Project Type: Restaurant/ Bar/ Cafe

    Project Name: Levana

    Location: Hazratganj, Lucknow

    Year Built: February 2022

    Duration of the project: 1 Year

    Project Size: 6500 Sq.ft

    Principal Architects: Priyanka Khanna & Rudraksh Charan

    Team Design Credits: Sukhpreet Kaur & Anila Sabu

    Photograph Courtesy: Ravi Kanade

    Firm’s Website Link: 42MM Architecture

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