‘Principal’ Bar 1

Year
1992
Location
c/ Bodegones. Cartagena
Architect
Martín Lejarraga
Client
Pedro Pérez Martínez & Juan José Tortosa
Budget
41.205 €
Photographers
Severo Almansa / Juan Manuel Díaz-Burgos

A few close friends asked us to act in a commercial premises in the old part of the city of Cartagena. The first sight of the place –without light, late at night- was awful.

The next morning the problem wasn’t so serious and the solution appear clearly: stones were in their place and we only have to add climate conditioning.

At this point, giving up everything that was not a construction problem, we erased superfluous elements, recovered original structural elements, ordered the spaces according to the program and tried the bar showed to the street by the classic door access.

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From this first clean and strong approach to the project, the final result is a construction that without details and a rough material treatment. Outside a flat metal door and blue neon, not even a sing.

Publications

1992
Architecture Award Catalogue 'Región de Murcia' 1992
Catálogos Nombres nº 7. Ministry of Development
CSCAE Magazine nº 128 (Superior Council of Spanish Architecture Colleges)
Architectures. Region of Murcia 1982-1999

Awards

1992
Architecture Awards 'Región de Murcia' > Interior Design Special Mention