Interior design project: SKY BAR TERRACE – VERTICAL RESTAURANT
Location: C/Luis García Berlanga, 19. Valencia.
Aqua Building. Entrance by Confortel Hotel.
Flexibility and versatility are the main features of this roof terrace that crowns one of the highest buildings in the area and it has been become the viewpoint of the avant-garde Valencia City. The port, the F1 Street Circuit, the City of Arts and Sciences, and further on, the sea or the mountains, and the fusion with the historical old town can be viewed with the typical color-scheme of day or night; or during the different seasons, because this is a terrace also for the winter.
One of the main requirements was that the space had to be flexible, in other words, so that allows could be easily done quickly. With this aim we worked with the Waytec System of TAU-Cerámica, converting the flooring, benches and window boxes into one unit. This system allows new plumbing or electrical installations to be done without problems, even when the construction has finished. We also integrated a heating system (Civi’s Termia) into the seats to make it more comfortable to be used in the winter without needing the gas heater that could interfere with the views of the landscape. The ceramic benches that border the window boxes are the elements that warm providing a comfortable sensation in the seat.
The bar is easily transportable from one side to another. For its design, we mixed "Krion Snow" with "Krion Light Lux" for the translucent parts like in the integrated lamps to light the horizontal bar surface, or in the front, where we introduced the Veuve Clicquot logo. As it’s a corporate bar design, we used the characteristic yellow orange color of light from this prestigious brand of champagne. In the design, we also integrated a champagne bucket; and another special feature is that the extreme right of the bar is designed like an independent cart that can be extracted it and slid out easily because it has hidden wheels and a battery life for the lighting.
The delicate handrail that borders the space was designed in glass and steel for maximum discretion. We think that architecture and design must help people to live better, and it’s because of this, that protection is the main objective, but this doesn’t conflict with the discretion when the aim is to emphasize the landscape.