TivoliVredendburg (Utrecht) is one of the leading music venues of the Netherlands with a unique profile and a very diverse offer of musical styles, from heavy metal to chamber music. Tivoli relocated to a new building with five different music halls in 2014. Each of the halls was designed by a different, world-class architect. The new building provides an excellent concert experience but the communal spaces in-between failed to provide an appropriate experience before and after the show. DAY was commissioned to turn these very functional spaces into vibrant hotspots.
DAY’s first project for Tivoli was the design of the Ronda bar. Our design team embraced the visual language of the Ronda music hall. Existing, architectural elements were integrated into the design: seating elements were added to a staircase to give it a new function as a casual sitting tribune where people can enjoy their drink.
What started with a commission for the design of just one bar, turned into an on-going and very creative partnership between DAY and Tivoli. DAY was invited to design a temporary hotspot for the summer season (Park 6). The visual language of Park 6 was inspired by the experience of spending a sunny afternoon in the park. Playful elements such as ping pong tables and arcade games give this place a casual, quirky twist. Due to it’s great succes, Tivoli decided to turn it into a permanent bar.