Boca Centro

Boca Centro


Meieki, Nagoya/2016.11


American Achitecture Prize 2017


    • La Boca Centroは、スペインと日本の食をテーマとする文化交流を目的として、3年間限定でオープンしたBar & Food hallだ。バルセロナを訪れた際の活気、街の彩り、カタルーニャの明るくおおらかな人々とのふれ合いにインスパイアされたデザイン。完璧な再現性に拘るよりも、部分的にローカライズすることによりオリジナリティを得られるよう試みた。


      La Boca Centro is a three-year-limited Bar & Food hall, aimed to cultivate cultural exchanges under the theme of Spanish and Japanese cuisine. When visiting the bustling Barcelona, beautiful addition of the city and interaction with cheerful, generous-hearted people in Catalonia have inspired our designs. Rather than insisting on complete reproduction, we focused on localizing partially to capture the originality.
      Partitions and walls are not for dividing space. We visualized each area’s characters by adopting not only colour contrast that can be seen apparently, but also patterns of tiles, designs of pendant luminaries and table heights. In addition, we placed kitchens and Bar counters separately to make them as icon for each area to create context sceneries of Spanish cities and off-streets.
      Mentioning the colour scheme, integrating Japan’s traditional colour code cited from the four seasons and tone colours enable to organize pleasant carnival-like atmosphere on the whole. Bar will be filled with young people during early hours and as night advances, characteristic adults will relish their respective time. This scenery will look as if some interactive thing is about to start.

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