26 Lounge Bar by Cor

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26 Lounge Bar by Cor

Spanish studio Cor have completed this Alicante bar with floors and walls clad in wood.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

The upper half of the walls and ceiling are white, imprinted with rows of black dots.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

The bar lines one side of the space and seating is on the opposite side.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

Photographs are by David Frutos.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

Also by Cor: Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso.

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26 Lounge Bar

The Portal de Elche has been a very popular meeting place in Alicante for centuries, situated at the corner of the Rambla and the Esplanade of Spain the two most important streets of the city. It was an urban space emerged on the occasion of the demolition of the walls that gripped the city.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

In this place, was placed the Tower of San Bartolomé and beside it a door that had several names: Portal de Murcia, Portal de Orihuela and, of course, Portal de Elche. At present, it is possibly one of the busiest places in the city center. The proposal of our team was to create a 'commercial and emotional window': a place where looking and being looked beneath the huge ficus on the 'portal', which would generate a stable emotional link that made customers come back.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

'From inside you look outside.' An ancient interior wounded by multiple reforms, from a tavern to a shoe store, through a thousand different businesses from s. XIX brought out an uneven volume. Given this situation we propose the construction of a 'controlled interior volume' able to suit lighting, temperature and acoustic sensation.

26 Lounge Bar by Cor

Built with two faced 'u's: one made of industrial timber that fits on the floor, at the bar and forms the bench going up to 1.8 m height, and another punched 'u' completely white, descending from the ceiling where all facilities (air conditioning and sound) are accommodated. These 'u' are crossed in a weightless way by two adjustable light sets that bathe the room from its center, and try to emphasize and define the interior space, letting perceive 'a box within a very old local'.

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A phenomenological project. The states of light are very important due to temporary uses and change on supplies depending on the time of day. Say it is not an area that changes depending on the time, but rather different premises, where different scenarios are set, almost like a stage. Ground lighting takes all its power at night, diminishing its intensity wallwashers and the two great lamps, getting a room similar to the bistros of W. Allen.

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In contrast, in the morning are the two great lamps that catch the spotlight, making appear clearly defined spatial boundaries, something that reminds the photography of Slawomir Idziak.

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Project Outline

Architecture : COR Consulting of Creative Resources
Client: Private
Location: Alicante, Spain
Principal Use : Cafe, lounge and bar
Floor Area: 110 square meters
Budget: 91.050 €


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Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm by Catherine Warmann. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • edward

    The lamps are cheesy and the wall/floor treatment drab.

  • cacas

    to much light

  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    It is too bright and sterile to be a bar. Some people might like that, but most would not. There is no sense of comfort and, more importantly, INTIMACY.

  • http://www.siennadesign.co.nz Fiona

    Well I like it…

  • jim

    Clearly artist renders/renders not photographs

  • Tom

    I've been there, I am a student of architecture at the University of Alicante. By day, the light is great, you can take a coffee beneath the huge trees, and at night, it changes all the lights on the walls and the lamps are placed at 5% and only light from the ground. The bar is always fulled of people having drinks … is a fun place:)

  • Christian

    the solutions are simple, but elegant, and conceptually, the work very clear

  • kle

    There are many like this in all neighborhoods in Tirana :-) We are lucky !