Built with a total of 11 spaces, the new Noma was made using the finest materials best suited for each space’s function. Every part of the restaurant experience – the arrival, the lounge, the barbeque, the wine selection and the private company – are all clustered around the chefs. From their central position, they are set with an overview while allowing guests to follow what would traditionally happen behind-the-scenes. Outside, the restaurant’s three greenhouses are used as a garden, test kitchen and bakery.
Each ‘building within the building’ is connected by glass covered paths for chefs and guests to follow the changes in weather, daylight and seasons – making the natural environment an integral part of the culinary experience. The 40-cover dining room and adjacent private dining room are made of stacked timber planks that resemble neatly piled wood at a lumber yard. Guests have the opportunity to walk through each of the surrounding buildings and to experience Nordic materials and building techniques: the barbecue is a giant walk-in hut, and the lounge looks and feels like a giant fireplace made entirely of brick inside and out.