A2arquitectos: bar in the caves
A2arquitectos: bar in the caves
nov 07, 2012

A2arquitectos: bar in the caves

‘bar in the caves’ by A2arquitectosall images courtesy of A2arquitectos




the great natural entrance to the caves of hams in mallorca houses a lush botanic garden. it is in this entrance that the bar is situated and made up of a piece of backlit glass of fifteen metres in length. the counter, the most important element of the project, is fitted into a concrete cavity made up of straight lines, designed to contrast with the organic forms of the cave and can be closed under a transparent cover.


developed by juan manzanares suárez and cristian santandreu utermark of a2arquitectos, the bar is built of glass, a material which is the opposite of the heaviness and opaqueness of rock, and it stands out from its surroundings thanks to the fact that it is backlit, which also aids any disorientated visitors to find their way to it.

A2arquitectos: bar in the caves bar in the caves



at night, the light which is given out by the bar, aided by the indirect lighting which is fitted around the rocks of the cave, enough to illuminate the whole space of the entrance. decorated in green tones, the area becomes the predominant color of the abundant vegetation in the surroundings, generating a new dialogue between the natural and the artificial.



project info:


architects: A2arquitectos: juan manzanares suárez and cristian santandreu utermarkphotographer: sergio vicoclient: cuevas dels hamsaddress: crta. manacor – porto cristo Km. 11,5. porto cristo, mallorcaplace: island of majorcacountry: spainbuilding size: 182 m2



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