Nightclubs are an example of how fashion, culture and social norms influence an often-overlooked subway side of architecture. They are usually associated with places without any specific architectural features, but they are intentionally designed to create very specific experiences and go far beyond visual effects.
These places are projects where architects can freely explore their creativity.
In the process of study and despite the continuous changes to adapt to the needs of the time, GRAS Reynés Arquitectos reformed the space with the original architecture of the 60's.
The main focus of the design and implementation of the project can be simplified into 3 groups:
When designing these spaces, the location of each environment plays a fundamental role in the spatial experience. The elements involved in their assembly must be carefully analyzed by studying their function and purpose and understanding the impact on the architectural structure, the repercussion of the viewer and all the elements that as a viewer are not seen.
By means of the spatial study, the theme of ambience is approached to see how it is created, structurally and visually, analyzing, examining and detailing the other integral elements of the space such as light, color, sound, time and movement.
The work is organized from the general to particular (questions, goals, methodology and structure of the work), thus analyzing the relationship between the architecture, the common elements of the infrastructure design and other aspects emphasizing vision, sound and movement, adapting and recovering its original space.
Therefore, due to the particularities of the building, the functioning of the new use of the restaurant was solved by transforming the existing architecture into new concentric platforms staggered in the form of a fan, thus increasing the requested capacity by expanding the surface and creating new spaces associated with the services demanded by the room.
As an example, the communication between the different levels, the new use of the restaurant gave way to the creation of new spaces, but without forgetting that the thickness of the soundproof façade would, in turn, reduce the perimeter surface. Everything had to be balanced and very well-studied.
The soundproofing was a challenge for the GRAS Reynés Architecture studio team, so a specialized acoustic project was carried out in parallel, where the building envelope is duplicated and replicated in a second inner layer, creating an intermediate air chamber that is separated by means of avant-garde damped solutions as a contact with the outer layer.
In this way, and due to the heterogeneity of the building envelope, we design tailor-made construction solutions for each element, as well as the connection details between them (roofs, façade walls, carpentry, pillars, floor slab floors, slab fronts, slab palates, stairs, platforms, sills, elements in contact with the ground, installation passages, ventilations, etc.), as well as the dimensioning and design the sizing and execution of air conditioning installations, silencer systems and hanging connections, all of which are custom-designed and in accordance with the existing regulations.
Located just between and with two different accesses, on the one hand, by the “Plaza Gomila” and the other by the “Paseo Marítimo” where the panoramic elevators are located and with an area of 2.483m2 the room grows through different platforms in the form of perimeter rings giving rise to 4 different levels with the disruptive element of the circular staircase, and with an impeccable soundproofing.