Restaurant Väkst a foliage filled restaurant space in Copenhagen by Genbyg
Vakst is like a secret garden in the heart of Copenhagen. The overall vision was to create a space with a design that surrounds the Nordic kitchen to the dual atmosphere of city and garden – urban gardening. The idea was to create a vivid and organic space, as a garden party.
The menu shows dishes like hake served with broccoli, pea shoots, organic buttermilk & mussels or Chicken from Hopballe Mill with cucumber salad & juniper. The menu changes often and this season sees a Rhubarb dish on the menu accompanied by curdled milk fromage dream cake, sweet gale schnapps & rosemary
Its easy to see that the heart of the restaurant is a large greenhouse, built through the two floors of the space, thereby transporting the guest into the sensation of a lush garden.
The vision was to create a particular ambiance, reminding you that you are seated right in the middle of the underground of old Copenhagen – just like plants live partly underground, so does the restaurant. I love the use of natural wood s, raw rough stone and of course the flurry of almost forest like foliage that surrounds you. Truly refreshes the idea of bringing the outdoors in.
The restaurant is built on principles of environmental sustainability.
Using recycled materials not only has a positive environmental impact by reducing waste, it also offered the designers and architects unique and historical materials that adds on to the authenticity.