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Restaurante El Merca’o / Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas
  • Architects: Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray Huarte
  • Location: Calle deTafalla, 7, 31004 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Director: Daniel Galar Irurre
  • Area: 990.0 sqm
  • Year: 2008
  • Photography: José Manuel Cutillas

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas

  • Collaborators: Idoia Ibañez, Juan Carlos La Iglesia, David Eguinoa, Borja Benavent, Jose Ignacio Sola, Julian Damboriena, Luis Miguel Navarro, Oscar Martínez, Angel Alvarez, Isabel Franco
  • Consultants: Luis Maeztu, Anton Amann
  • Contractor: Conslau
© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

From the architect. We like the restaurants that change: that every time you go are different ... changing your emotions with the type of event you want, with the environment you want to recreate ... (we hate the feeders).

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

We like places that speak of where you are, the climate in which they are involved, what they have at them side...

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

We like the restaurants that have appropriate corners, dwellings which can be tailored to each ... seldom have found ... perhaps that is why we accept the challenge of build a restaurant in a merca'o.

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

Always the same: abstract metaphors related to what happens around the project, client, location, usage.

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

In this case the use of partners elements with kitchen- food-market, out of context and offered and presented as pictures of Warhol: empty bottle (or drink), pans, butcher tables.

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

Not as simple slides, but architected (if that word exists): lattice of green glass bottles, lamps and acoustic ceilings of caldrons, tables, benches and floors of tables butcher.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Restaurante El Merca’o / Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar" [Restaurante El Merca’o / Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar] 26 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Gaete, Javier) Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/404306/restaurante-el-merca-o-vaillo-and-irigaray-galar/>