Para Gastroteka

Para Gastroteka

Architect
GEO_ID
Location
Ankara, Turkey | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Restaurants
Emre Dörter

Para Gastroteka

GEO_ID as Architects

Opened in 2019, Para Gastroteka is a Pincho (Pintxos) bar located in Ankara-Turkey, serving modern European cuisine coming from the Basque region. The concept for the restaurant is drawn from pincho culture as it is a strong socializing component in most bars and taverns in Northern Spain.

 

Similar to tapas, pinchos are small snacks served in individual portions but spiked to a piece of bread with a skewer and arranged beautifully on the bar counter. Most Pincho bars have a similar characteristic; an open buffet/bar layout, wooden elements and moldings. Taking it as basics to the project and let it play a major role in the development of overall concept, a traditional experience in a modern manner is created through a systematic wall and ceiling application spreading across the entire space. Bringing a humanly scale and a cozy ambiance to almost six-meter-high space, the modules comprise several wooden panels with moldings at different shapes and sizes and create a unique architectural language not only serving as a tool to trace the essence of Pincho bar culture but also defines the entire space.

 

Mirrors are central elements for creating a dynamic atmosphere as they are fitted into similar wooden frames and hanged at certain parts. These complement each other with the background and create a unified visual form. Apart from the framed mirror panels, large mirrors also cover the walls behind the dining area to reflect the botanical garden just outside in the open space; the link between interiority and exteriority is achieved allowing the beautiful greenery inside.

 

Pincho bars are regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society; to interpret this culture and lifestyle onto our project, the bar is positioned as the main element and focal point of the restaurant; as it is the place where gathering and socializing is most occurrent. The structure above the bar is designed in an intricate and complex form offering several functions; the hanging elements at different levels are intertwined with it each other creating shelves for bottles/glasses and plants, as well as serving as lighting elements. Lighting design is kept simple with bulbs hanging from the ceiling to co-op with friendly atmosphere.

 

Bold colors are used to create a contrasting effect and to break away from the neutral background. Orange and blue tones were selected for seating elements like the chairs and the lounge seating. To create a contrast between wooden elements, different palettes were selected for different applications; the walls and the ceiling panels were produced in warmer colors while the furniture were produced in a much darker wood. The floor is covered in modular tiles that are composed of little mosaic ceramic pieces. The pattern created in each module is repeated throughout the space and created an abstract pattern highlighting the Basque motifs. Same material is also used toilettes yet, this time in plain to team up well with dark wooden furniture and doors.

 

Material Used :
1. Furniture - Tom
2. Textiles - Maharam

Read story in PortuguêsEspañol and Italiano

Project Credits
Architects
Implementation
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
FurnitureTom Dixon
TextilesMaharam
Product Spec Sheet
Furniture
Textiles
by Maharam
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Snøhetta brings a modern vision to the remote historic hotel Finse 1222
27 May 2022 News
Snøhetta brings a modern vision to the remote historic hotel Finse 1222

At the very highest point of the Norwegian Railway track and only accessible by train, you will find... More

New Novartis Pavilion in Basel features a distinctive zero-energy media facade
27 May 2022 News
New Novartis Pavilion in Basel features a distinctive zero-energy media facade

The Novartist Pavilion by AMDL CIRCLE is a new exhibition, meeting and event centre at the Novartis... More

Immersive Golong Wormhole visually represents the transformative nature of a beauty and wellness brand
25 May 2022 News
Immersive Golong Wormhole visually represents the transformative nature of a beauty and wellness brand

In Hangzhou, China, the Golong Wormhole by PINES ARCH is an experimental space for events and exhibi... More

Villa RS by JUMA Architects employs charred wooden cladding and horizontally oriented planes to blend with the Belgian landscape
25 May 2022 News
Villa RS by JUMA Architects employs charred wooden cladding and horizontally oriented planes to blend with the Belgian landscape

In the Flemish Ardennses, Villa RS by JUMA Architects is situated in a picturesque landscape with ch... More

Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context
24 May 2022 News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context

In the small Mallorca town of Llubi, this new kindergarten by Aixopluc Architects is located on a pe... More

25 best architecture firms in Mexico City
23 May 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Mexico City

Mexico City is home to a number of outstanding, epoch-defining architectural firms. Its contemporary... More

New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden
22 May 2022 News
New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

In Tilburg, NL, the new Nardinc wing of the Singer Museum by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten houses th... More

Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople
22 May 2022 News
Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople

Located in Bani Jamrah, Bahrain, the Al Naseej Factory by Leopold Banchini is a textile weaving faci... More