The river "Maas" flows through the city of Maastricht, dividing it into two halves. It separates but equally connects. In its passage it reflects the city and the sky above it. These characteristics - the contradiction in separating, connecting and mirroring - form the base for the concept, layout and brand identity of the new Bar Bistro at MECC Maastricht.
Bar Bistro SAAM is the restaurant in the renovated congress centre of MECC Maastricht. Initiator MECC Maastricht wanted to create a place for visitors to meet and relax, but also for local residents, students and businesses.
For a resident of Maastricht we wanted SAAM to feel like coming home, but for a visitor of the city we wanted them to experience a whole new world