Restaurant / KSA 2021


Project Oxar
Client Z.K
Architect Rabih Geha Architects
Location Riyadh, KSA

Oxar is a swanky steakhouse located at the Esplanade in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Here, the visceral ardor of the Nordic temperament drawing on Viking mead halls where people gathered is explored, socialized and consumed the yield of their hunt in one large room.

Dark leather benches, red marble tables and luminous onyx shields round off the mise en scene which continues in the live kitchen at the back of the restaurant.

Geometrically, Oxar is a rectangular construction split between two floors. Thin strips of oak wood rise into a cathedral ceiling and recede into engraved wood panels.

Metal, marble, ceramic and rust effect lend a purposeful coarse feel to the washrooms of OXAR restaurant, to be a trip back to the Medieval times of the Vikings, the Scandinavian warriors who sailed the seas in search of the next conquest.