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Café del Arco / Clavel Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 5 June, 2011
Café del Arco / Clavel Arquitectos
Café del Arco / Clavel Arquitectos, © David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

© David Frutos Ruiz © David Frutos Ruiz © David Frutos Ruiz © David Frutos Ruiz +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Murcia, Spain
  • Architects

    Clavel Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Aarón Hernández, Ricardo Carcelén, David Hernández, Rubén Alcaraz
  • Construction Company

    Auto-construction
  • Area

    18900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. We were asked to redesign the Café del Arco, a project from the late 80’s, which closely linked the cultural and leisure life Murcia’s downtown. Some of the requests from the client were to enlarge the bar and connect it to the terrace and the adjacent Romea Theater Plaza, to improve the cuisine in order to extend its “tapas” and “dishes” offer, and to modernize and update its look.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

In order to get a continuous space terrace-café, it was necessary to apply architectural mechanisms that are able to dissolve the boundaries between the building and public space. From the very first sketch, a winding cul-de-sac layout was the leitmotif that let us deal with all those heterogeneous conditions.

Plan
Plan

Starting from the façade, and as high as possible, we developed a continuous vertical-lines surface, that wraps the building without hardly touching it. Then it turns inside, making the access, organizing circulation space and sitting places, and working as a lattice between the different spaces. Finally it sets the trace of the bar and comes back to the façade, as if nothing had happened.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

This device consists of a row of vertical iroko wood strips over a galvanized and lacquered steel framework that provides rigidity and guarantees the right alignment of the strips. The reproduction of a complete unit on a 1:1 model was essential for the definite choice of the minimal strip section that gave us the required degree of transparency and privacy.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

To reinforce the idea of an interior outside, we continued the lines from the urban pavement that crosses the Romea Theater Plaza. In this way, the project appropriates the urban space, bringing the city inside the project. The new Café del Arco captures a piece of the city.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

According to the refurbishment of the space, we propose a renewed 100% led lighting: RGB light that transforms the atmosphere at night, surrounding led lines that flood the walls, and the own outside made up with backlit methacrylate pieces. The “tapas” showcase gets renewed, becoming a mobile element that automatically moves up or down, allowing to use the bar during “cocktail” hours.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Café del Arco / Clavel Arquitectos" 05 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/139853/cafe-del-arco-clavel-arquitectos/>
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