Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos
Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
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  • Architects: Clavel Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15494
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AutoDesk, Hisbalit, Kriskadecor, Sika, Adapta Color, Complementto, Dekton, EGE, ESCOFET, Flaminia, Gancedo, Maxwell Render, Naturtex, Porcelanosa Grupo, Robert McNeel & Associates, Trencadís Innovación, Tres
  • Lead Architect: Manuel Clavel Rojo, Luis Clavel Rojo
  • Project Lead: Diego Victoria García
  • Design Team: Cristina Jódar Pérez, David Hernández Conesa, Luis Muñoz García, Juan Pedro Boluda Sánchez, Javier Zueco Sánchez, Ana Fernández Martínez, Rafael de Giles González, David Gil Delgado, Joaquín Pérez Vicente, Tatiana Poggi, Adrián Riquelme Martínez, Ginés Sabater Arnaldos, Elena García Jiménez, Nieves Clemente García de Alcaraz, Diego J. García López, Ricardo Carcelén González, Ana Abellán Márquez, Cristina Rodrigo de la Casa
  • Direction On Site: Manuel Clavel Rojo, Luis Clavel Sainz
  • Direction Of Execution On Site: David Hernández Conesa, Javier Muñoz Ruiz
  • Construction Manager: Ainhoa Alonso Morales
  • Structure: Qube Ingeniería
  • Construction Team: TECOPSA S.A.
  • Country: Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. Odiseo is the result of the desire to create a big urban leisure complex, which wants to become a reference, not only for the city of Murcia, but for the entire southeast region of Spain. Covering a total built area of 15,500 m2, the building houses two restaurants, a nightclub, a performance hall, a casino, and a sports bar, as well as two parking levels underground.

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Frutos

Located in one of the main entrances to the city, surrounded by high-speed roads (where the landscape is dominated by the billboards and logos of shopping malls and other businesses), the building seeks to make itself visible without appealing for external sign poles, becoming a colossal totem that houses air and vegetation, designed to be appreciated in motion and from a 360-degree angle.

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Chair
© David Frutos
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Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs
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On the other hand, and assuming the essence of the main use of the building (a leisure center), the project pursues the user experience as a fundamental objective: from the purely sensorial (comfort, the sound of water, reflections, textures) to the psychological (curiosity, amazement, expectation, surprise, smile ...).

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Frutos
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Level 2 Floor Plan
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Based on these guides, the building is made up externally by a two-level plinth, slightly shifted from each other, generating a large terrace on its roof, where a pavilion for a restaurant is placed. Above this appears the “totem” (a large latticework of metal tubes supporting the sign that crowns the building) and a raised terrace crossed by a cantilevered pool on both sides, which, by leaning only on two central concrete cores, overhangs up to 22 meters. A challenging and complex structural design, where singular resources become conventional, is ultimately used to generate an elevated forest: water features, vegetation, shade, ventilation... combine to create an ecosystem that defends the building from the strong climate of one of the sunniest cities in Europe, very focused on tourism.

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
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Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Frutos

Inside, an extremely careful design generates independent worlds, juxtaposed with each other, led by the restaurant space. Taking the Mediterranean as a starting point (which also guides its kitchen) and Greek mythology as its most essential representation, an accumulation of textures (woods, gold and bronze, natural fibers, velvets, artisan ceramics...), blended under deeply warm lighting, transmit to the user different perceptions of the beauty of this concept.

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Facade
© David Frutos
Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Glass
© David Frutos

The construction, financed exclusively with private money, has counted to a large extent on local talent and workers, based on a spirit of economic responsibility with the small city in which it is located, badly hit by the previous crisis. Architecture, communication, and nature overlap to give character and livability to a previously inhospitable and charmless area of ​​the city, creating an urban oasis with a domesticated climate open to all citizens.

Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Facade
© David Frutos

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Address:Av. Don Juan de Borbón, Murcia, España

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Cite: "Odiseo Gastronomic and Leisure Center / Clavel Arquitectos" [Centro Gastronómico y de Ocio Odiseo / Clavel Arquitectos] 15 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/960992/odiseo-gastronomic-and-leisure-center-clavel-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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