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Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México
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Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México
Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México
Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México
Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México
Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México
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Interior Design | Interior Design by Andrés Mier y Terán | Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal in Ciudad de México

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Featured In Cocina Abierta Artz Pedregal, Ciudad de México, Mexico

Conceived as a multi-zone culinary establishment, this new gastronomic center stands out for its diversity of atmosphere, ranging from traditional Mexico to industrial Berlin.

Cocina Abierta at Artz Pedregal is the most recent project by MYT+GLVDK, the firm led by Andrés Mier y Terán. It’s a 17,760-square-foot (1,650 sq m) space, wide, clean, and with high ceilings, that visitors may explore and discover freely. At this exquisitely manufactured food hall, each kitchen has its own identity and a well-defined atmosphere.

Culinary options range from Moshi-Moshi’s signature kaiten sushi rolls to the Italian flavor of Nero Forno; the hint of charcoal from Robata’s Japanese dishes; the Mexican flavor of La Imperial; healthy, fresh choices from Healthy Guru; the coastal food of Humo de Mar; the juicy cuts in Primitivo; and wines, beers and the best mixology from Teddy’s.

On the third floor of the Artz Pedregal mall—a development created by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos—visitors are greeted by a façade that mixes shiny black brick with giant sliding windows. A welcoming ramp-staircase leads to a children’s play zone and a private meeting and dining space on the second level. In the back, a large terrace offers views of the area’s lush vegetation and makes the most of natural light, allowing to forget the city’s hustle and bustle. Each corner at Cocina Abierta offers careful ornamentation, custom-designed specifically for this project: Healthy Gurú’s oval bar, the diversity of hanging lamps, a colossal oven, the concrete, and terrazzo floor in different hues, and a variety of comfortable
contemporary furniture designed by MYT+GLVDK.

The only two restaurants with a boundary of sorts are La Imperial and Moshi-Moshi—because of their layout and signature atmosphere. The first—a Mexican cuisine concept that evokes the golden age of cantinas and adds baroque and late 19th-century Mexican touches— has been revised compared to its other locations. The atmosphere is focused on details and elegant, and the light-colored wood—at the imposing mirrored bar, for example—encourages casual socializing and enjoying drinks while tasting traditional cuisine. Interior design details, such as the galvanized ceiling and the burnt red floor motifs, make for a welcoming environment that contrasts with the ample views from the terrace, evoking the characteristic hacienda architecture exemplified by Manuel Parra’s San Ángel Inn. In it, matte brick flooring and walls bring continuity to the restaurant’s rustic style while the wide skies and views of the forest invite diners to spend a peaceful afternoon.

Moshi Moshi, on the other hand, brings together the Cocina Abierta interior design with a new range of materials—including blue terrazzo, denim and wood—and the comprehensive redesign of this renowned conveyor belt sushi restaurant. The bar, upholstery, and chairs are inspired by typical Japanese izakayas. The walls are decorated with petatillo, which recalls the texture of tatami and traditional oriental spaces. The design of the lamps is a reinterpretation of rice paper lanterns with bamboo rings that create structures that fold like accordions.

Every space at Cocina Abierta has been conceived with culinary and atmospheric enjoyment in mind: the perfect dishes, the efficient service, the lighting, the temperature, and the furniture. Just as well, ears will be delighted by the traditional music performed by the musicians at La Imperial or with guest DJs and bands at the Biergarten. The latter, in an outdoor setting, offers the most casual and relaxed atmosphere at the complex. With industrial decoration that evokes Berlin bars, this is the perfect place for an informal after-office get-together with beers or cocktails. Long wooden tables are great for larger parties to enjoy burgers or hot dogs. The decor, with speakers and signs on the walls, make it the perfect setting to have a good time with friends.

ABOUT COCINA ABIERTA
Conceived as the first multi-cuisine restaurant in Mexico, Cocina Abierta brings together a selection of different gourmet experiences in one space: an idea born from the quest to satisfy foodies looking to satiate all their cravings in one place, at any time, and with full table service. The concept combines the timing and protocol of a casual restaurant with professional, friendly, and attentive service.

With four strategic locations in Mexico City, Cocina Abierta is part of Grupo MYT, which, for more than 20 years, has designed, developed and managed different gastronomic concepts in Mexico and the United States.

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Andrés Mier y Terán
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2020
Andrés Mier y Terán (Mexico City, 1977), Creative Director at MYT+GLVDK, mixes strategic architecture, branding and furniture design to create unique experiences.

Graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design, a diploma in Furniture Design from Danmarks Designskole (Copenhagen, 2000), and degrees in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City, 2007) and Interior Architecture from ESAG Penninghen (Paris, 2001), where he received the "Meilleur Excellent" prize, awarded to the best student, the Penninghen prize for his thesis ("Idea Incubator”) and, 10 years later, the "Prix Met Penninghen" award for his career from 2001 to 2011.

At the end of his studies, he completed an internship in Tokyo at Nihon Sekkei, the largest architectural studio in Asia, and worked with the renowned designer Philippe Starck on hospitality projects such as the Clift Hotel in San Francisco and the Faena Hotel and Residences.

In 2003, in partnership with his brothers, he founded Grupo MYT. There, he headed MYT Diseño, the group’s architecture and design division, which was renowned for creating, developing, and operating gastronomic concepts in Mexico and the United States. In 2019, he partnered with architect Regina Galvanduque to create MYT+GLVDK.

His experience living in New York for 10 years, where he opened nine successful restaurants, as well as working and studying in Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Mexico City, have directly influenced the ideas behind his work, which includes designing over 50 restaurants, each of them with innovative, unique concepts, as well as hotels, furniture, and residential and cultural projects.