KINGS ON THE HILL
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Project Type: Restaurant Tenant Improvement
Owner: Kings Restaurant
Size: 180 square metres (1 900 square feet)
The Kings on the Hill project included a full teardown of an existing restaurant tenancy in a building located in Calgary’s “Brunch Belt” area on Edmonton Trail. Systemic collaborated with Holland Design and the owners of Kings Restaurant to completely re-envision the space. Kings is an existing Calgary restaurant institution, and its owners wanted to ensure that new restaurant reflected this heritage. Our goal was to create a contemporary dining aesthetic that was fitting for the neighbourhood context, with a warm overall feel and colour palette.
The resulting design included a refinishing of the original hardwood floors, new brick walls, and a wooden ceiling bulkhead that extends throughout the space as an organizing element. Kings on the Hill includes a completely new service kitchen, loading, and office area. Systemic also designed a new storefront window entrance to the restaurant that incorporated branding elements and graphics.