Our client wanted to create a restaurant where guests could enjoy a re-interpretation of classic tapas in a relaxed and fun environment and where they would feel at home.
Based on the premise of ´your home away from home´ the design translates the idea of daily life and festive spirit of villages in Spain and all around the world. Bellavista del Jardín del Norte, meaning Beautiful View of the Garden in the North, references to the large garden in the back. This is a surprising oasis in the center of Barcelona and inspired the name of the restaurant as if it was a name of a small town.
The entrance greets you with thousands of hanging flowers reminiscent of flower feasts. Immediately you are transported to your family´s village or that quaint town you once passed through while travelling. Different elements in the form of metal kiosks guide you through the space until you reach the large garden located at the end. These elements are an abstraction of the festive elements in village towns. We begin the journey through the village at the ´florist´, continue onto the main street and end at the plaza (main square) which becomes the icing on the cake as it hosts an open space underneath a sky of fireworks.
From the second floor, the private dining areas are converted to balconies looking onto the plaza through the beaded curtains of their windows. On the other side, event rooms receive the light from the street sifted through the flower stalks of the entrance. Its wallpaper-lined walls reproduce the floral spirit of the exterior while ensuring acoustic comfort.
The final result of the design creates a sensation of a familiar setting for many Spanish people: going back home for the yearly village feast and enjoying homemade food.