el equipo creativo forms vibrant village setting inside messi's restaurant in barcelona
 
el equipo creativo forms vibrant village setting inside messi's restaurant in barcelona el equipo creativo forms vibrant village setting inside messi's restaurant in barcelona
dec 24, 2016

el equipo creativo forms vibrant village setting inside messi's restaurant in barcelona

 

bursting in vibrancy and references to spanish culture, the ‘bellavista del garden del norte’ is a new restaurant in barcelona initiated by footballer lionel messi and the iglesias brothers. located in the eixample district of the city, the expansive space has been designed by el equipo creativo as a spatial experience; the interior design referencing the festive spirit of small villages in spain.

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bellavista del garden del norte, barcelona
all images © adria goula

 

 

the 1000 sqm restaurant is distributed across two floors and despite the vast size, el equipo de creativo wanted to create a functional yet intimate space. the name of the restaurant itself means ‘beautiful view of the garden in the north’ referencing the large garden at the back. the layout has been planned to mimic a journey through the village-like setting; starting with the florist area that is enveloped in floral and greenery. from there, a village street is created in the form of metal stall frames and letter signs. diners can choose to sit at a barbershop, local pub or watch the chefs cook in the tombola.

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the two-storey ‘plaza’ looks out to the garden

 

 

different elements in the form of metal kiosks guide you through the space until you reach the large garden located at the end of the space. these elements are an abstraction of the festive elements in village towns: a street adorned by a ceiling of flowers and lights that guides you to the plaza. this double-height space plaza space overlooks the garden and features a metal frame in the shape of a church. adorned with purple flags, this whole area is organized beneath a canopy of lighting structures mimicking the form of fireworks.

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the light structures were created in collaboration with BMLD and are composed of iron structures and LED lights

el equipo creativo messi bellavista barcelona restaurant designboom
different elements in the form of metal kiosks guide you through the space until you reach the large garden

el equipo creativo messi bellavista barcelona restaurant designboom
diners can choose to metallic stall frames and letter signs form a grocery and a newsstand

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soccer references can be found all over the restaurant

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the entrance is marked with thousands of hanging  flowers reminiscent of flower feasts

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one of the event rooms receives light from the street through the suspended flower stalks at the entrance

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the second floor the private events spaces are located

el equipo creativo messi bellavista barcelona restaurant designboom
despite the size of the space of 1,000m2, the goal was to create a functional yet intimate space

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the restaurant is owned by lionel messi and the iglesias brothers

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