Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant

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Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant

Commercial Interior in Spain – design by EL EQUIPO CREATIVO

18 Mar 2019

Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant

Architects: EL EQUIPO CREATIVO

Location: Calle de Atocha, 49 — 28012, Madrid, Spain

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photo © Paco Montanet

The design of the AXEL Hotel on Atocha Street in Madrid superposes a series of historic references forming a complex and explosive tandem. Firstly, the privileged location in the very midst of Madrid’s literary neighborhood. Secondly, the palatial 19th-century building in which it is located. Finally, an important role in the design choices was also played by some of Madrid’s most traditional and popular characteristics.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photo © Paco Montanet

In order to achieve this atmosphere, the most important strategy in the design is the use of colour, an element which accompanies us throughout all the areas of the hotel, which is applied with a different character and material nature in each zone.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photos © Adrià Goula

What was originally the entrance to the building for the horse-drawn carriages is today the entrance to the hotel and divides the most public part of the restaurant into two rooms.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photo © Adrià Goula

Both spaces are designed under the same concept: a carefree atmosphere with a distinctly colourful character employing large graphic elements of colour with references to the “Movida Madrileña” and the visual universe created by Almodovar, the well-known Spanish movie director.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photos © Adrià Goula

The name of the restaurant Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant was precisely the title of one of the songs which accompanied the” Movida Madrileña” and whose lyrics are still part of our popular culture today.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photo © Paco Montanet

The main characters of this colourful universe are the two large red bars presiding over the two rooms. All morning they function as buffet tables for breakfast and as snack and beer bars—in the purest Madrid style—during the remainder of the day.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photos © Adrià Goula

Another important element of the popular culture of Madrid is the classic neighborhood stores with their large window advertisements, attractive names and incredible offers. Sashes, hats and elaborate mannequins fill some of the scarce shop windows still left in this part of the city. Strange as it may seem, Atocha Street has managed to keep intact some of its more classic shops, to which our design wanted to pay sincere homage filling the space with large luminous posters with attractive commercial names.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photo © Adrià Goula

In the lower part of the hotel, the restaurant has three small interconnected dining rooms where, once again, colour is the indisputable principal element. Each room achieves its own personality by use of a single colour: red, greenish and pink. Their walls covered in textiles, as well as the chromatic choices, seek to reference the noble rooms of 19th-century palatial homes.

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photos © Paco Montanet

Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant, Madrid – Building Information

Interior Design: EL EQUIPO CREATIVO
Location: Calle de Atocha, 49 —28012, Madrid
Website: http://www.losmaniquis.com//
Client: HI Partners, Grup Iglesias
Floor Area: 280 sqm

Completed: August 2017

Las Chicas Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid
photo © Paco Montanet

Photography: Adrià Goula and Paco Montanet

Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquies Restaurant in Madrid images / information received 180319 from v2com newswire

Axel Hotel

Location: Calle de Atocha, 49 — 28012, Madrid, Spain




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