Atlantis gastrobar

The architectural and design challenges were to endow this limited space with singularity and contemporaneity, maximising the space with special attention to details, enhancing the culinary experience.

Atlantis gastrobar is conceived as a contemporary object that carries a nostalgic glance to the traditional corner shops. Opening itself to the street, the establishment catches the eye of the passer-by due to its radical aestheticism and form. The logotype is reminiscent of the sea, the mythical island of Atlantis, their protective god Poseidon, and his magnificent trident.

The inside walls are covered in white tiles, reminding the guest of a traditional fishmonger’s, and the space is dominated by a semi-circular bar made out of artisanal navy blue tiles. This waving geometry allows the space to be optimised to its maximum capacity, creating a balance between the working and the seating areas. Furthermore, the alteration of the angle of the back wall allows for it to gain enough space to allocate a reduced mobility toilet, a second washing area, and extra storage.

The modular facade is divided in three parts. The first one allows the entrance and exit of the establishment, and the other two are found on top of a concrete bench, creating a visual openness between the interior and the exterior, linking the establishment to the street and the neighbourhood. The opening of the metallic windows (made ex professo for this work) creates two intimate seating areas.

The Atlantis gastrobar project has been possible thanks to the work of Classico 45 (contractor), AIA Instal·lacions arquitectòniques (engineer), Arsenio Alcalá (building engineer), and Arantxa Manrique (architect).


Project name: Atlantis gastrobar

Architecture Firm: Arantxa Manrique arquitectes


Architecture Firm Instagram: @arantxamanriquearquitectes

Completion Year: 2018

Gross Built Area: 20m2

Lead Architect: Arantxa Manrique

Engineering: AIA instal.lacions arquitectòniques

Building engineer: Arsenio Alcalá

Contractor: CLASSICO45 SL

Project location: C/ Marqués Campo Sagrado 12, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

Photo credits: Adriá Goula         

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Photographer’s Instagram: @adriagoulaphoto

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