INTERIOR | HOSPITALITY

The redevelopment of an architectural marvel that dates back to the 1800s, at the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata – was conceived as an intervention to augment the historic structure with a contemporary character and extant functionality. The redevelopment of the restaurant, therefore, commenced with the selection of a public space that was strategically chosen. The restaurant, named Three Sixty-Three Degrees, is a reinterpretation and an avant-garde take on the art and architecture of Kolkata. The objective was to retain the existing traditional components as much as possible and not replace them entirely, a challenge that was compounded by the location of the restaurant - sitting below six stories of guest rooms, a water tank and a terrace garden. In an age, where most interior design improvises with found objects or attempts cold minimalism, Three Sixty-Three Degrees tips a hat to the roots of its space and remains progressive, pristine and timeless. The design transforms a dull indoor space into a bright, happy, and an almost alfresco one.

KOLKATA, INDIA

THREE SIXTY THREE