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A spot where the city of Barcelona and the Hotel Kimpton Vividora come together: an active space with a long façade facing the street which invites guests and locals to enter and interact.
We soon understood that the space of the bar--located in the lower level of Hotel Kimpton Vividora, and with a long façade facing the street-- should be part of the neighbourhood, acting as a connection between the city and the Hotel.
Ciutat Vella, and more specifically the Gothic Quarter and its street atmosphere, became one of the main inspirations for the design, where little narrow streets lead you to unexpected plazas, patios and entrances to residential buildings.
Stone, greenery and water are the essential ingredients of these fresh oases in the city, and we decided to introduce these same ingredients in the design of the bar.
A double-height space with a cascade of glass lamps connects with the lobby area on the first level bringing a fresh and watery effect to the project. On the lower level, a comfortable lounge sitting-area, close to the façade and visible from the street, invites guests and locals to enter and relax. Different and carefully selected pieces of furniture, with an emphasis on local brands and designers, give it a casual, inviting atmosphere with a local flair.
Green custom-designed ceramic tiles with geometric patterns, inspired by Barcelona’s broad ceramic craftmanship tradition, are applied to walls and dividers, which, together with natural plants, bring the green touch to the space. Patterns jump to other surfaces, like the golden dividers and ceiling elements.
As a discreet protagonist, the bar element sits at the back, like an elegant bright stone block in contrast with the travertine floors. Terracotta carpets and walls together with reddish wooden finishes give the warm contrast.