Bar in the Caves of Porto Cristo – Mallorca Building

Bar in the Caves, Porto Cristo Majorca, Spanish Island Building, Balearic Islands Design

Bar in the Caves of Porto Cristo : Mallorca Building

Bar in the Caves of Porto Cristo, Mallorca, Spain – design by A2arquitectos

16 Nov 2012

Bar in the Cave, Porto Cristo, Majorca

Balearic Islands Building

Architect: A2arquitectos

The great natural entrance to the Caves of Hams in Mallorca houses a lush botanic garden. It is in this entrance that the bar is situated and made up of a piece of backlit glass of 10 metres in length. The counter of the bar, the most important element of the project, is fitted into a concrete cavity made up of straight lines, designed to contrast with the organic forms of the cave and can be closed under a transparent cover.

The bar is built of glass, a material which is the opposite of the heaviness and opaqueness of rock, and it stands out from its surroundings thanks to the fact that it is backlit, which also aids any disorientated visitors to find their way to it.

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photographs : Sergio Vico

At night, the light which is given out by the bar, aided by the indirect lighting which is fitted around the rocks of the cave, is enough to illuminate the whole space of the entrance. The bar is decorated in Green tones, in consonance with the predominant color of the abundant vegetation in the surroundings, generating a new dialogue between the natural and the artificial.

Bar in the Caves of Porto Cristo – Building Information

Architects: A2arquitectos – Juan Manzanares Suárez & Cristian Santandreu Utermark
Photographer: Sergio Vico
Client/investor: Cuevas dels Hams
Address: Crta. Manacor – Porto Cristo Km. 11,5. Porto Cristo, Mallorca
Place: Island of Majorca.
Country: Spain
Date of completion: 2007
Building size: 182 sqm

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