This project involves the conversion of a 30sqm space into an oyster bar, located on a corner a few meters from Barcelona’s Port Vell. The design increases the spatial depth four times and enhances the existing architecture, giving rise to a new atmosphere where the old and new merge together.
The repetition of two elements of the building structure highlights the beauty of the original construction; vertically, the formal elegance of the arches and horizontally, the materiality of the wooden beams with Catalan vaults.
The oyster bar merges with the existing architecture and structure, formed by arches and beams, however, the main objective is to provoke a sensory user experience. The presence of hanging plants, placed in an apparently random position, generates a poetic space in movement. A new atmosphere full of living nature and wood provides a comfortable place to taste oysters. The imperfection and sandy hue of the microcement walls acquires different nuances through the light, giving rise to a changing scenery that stimulates sensations in the user.