Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has opened its pop-up location in London’s Southbank with a building designed by London-based architects Softroom. Composed of eight shipping containers and adorned with murals by international street artists, the restaurant functions as an experimental kitchen with monthly food specials over the course of 18 months, after which the project will move to another location.
“We developed the idea for using the shipping containers not only to remind visitors to the restaurant of the working history of this part of the river, but also for more practical reasons as their limited height allowed us to be able to fit two floors in to the volume of a single storey space,’ the architects of Softroom explain”.
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