Restaurante MMC, Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico
David Zarzoso
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
LightingArkoslight S.L.
Swap, Black Foster Micro
FurnitureBilliani srl
Fratina, Veretta Chair
FurnitureHAY
Palissade Table, Palissade Bench, Palissade Stool
LightingGUBI
Semi pendant
LightingMENU A/S
TR Bulb

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting
Swap, Black Foster Micro by Arkoslight S.L.
Furniture
Fratina, Veretta Chair by Billiani srl
Furniture
Palissade Table, Palissade Bench, Palissade Stool by HAY
Lighting
Semi pendant by GUBI
Lighting
TR Bulb by MENU A/S

Restaurant MMC, Brutalism Over The Sea

Zooco Estudio as Architects

“New” concrete structure shelters restaurant overlooking the sea.

The firm Zooco, winner of the Architecture Masterprize 2023 award in the “Small firm of multidisciplinary interior design” category has finished their last project:  Cantabrian Maritime Museum restaurant.

The Cantabrian Maritime Museum, located on Severiano Ballesteros Street in Santander, was conceived as part of an architectural complex together with the Oceanographic Center, being designed by Vicente Roig Forner and Ángel Hernández Morales and built between 1975 and 1978.

photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso
photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso

The original building consists of two square bodies connected by a canopy, with a concrete structure. The interior is distributed over three floors around a central courtyard covered by a vault of paraboloid membranes. In 2003, a renovation and extension was carried out, which included the extension of the west façade and the roof of the terrace with a pyramidal aluminum structure, thus altering the initial conception of the building.

The project is a new space of the museum on the second floor that houses the museum's restaurant and terrace. It involves the creation of a new volume that provides a solution to the pathologies present in the roof and façade of the building.

photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso
photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso

The square morphology of this volume is the result of the addition of 4 triangles that regularize and complete the paraboloids of the original building. Thus giving all the protagonism towards the interior to the rawness of these concrete paraboloids.

This geometry becomes, in this way, a recovered element, a vestige of the past, and the protagonist of the interior of the restaurant. Treated as an artistic element, the triangular wooden false ceilings frame it.

To the outside, a glass box seeks maximum transparency (nuanced by textiles in the form of curtains depending on the orientation), and allows a full view of the extraordinary landscape of the bay of Santander, giving the feeling of being on the sea.

photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso
photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso

Team:
Architect: ZOOCO ESTUDIO - Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín Martínez  
Collaborators: Estefanía Sánchez
Photography: David Zarzoso
Construction: Rotedama Constructora S.L
Lightning: ZOOCO ESTUDIO 
Furniture: ZOOCO ESTUDIO 
Industrial Technal: Alufasa

photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso
photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso

Material Used:
1. Billiani Veretta Chair - Billiani - Furniture
2. Billiani Fratina Chair - Billiani - Furniture
3. HAY Palissade bench, tables and stool - Billiani - Furniture
4. Black Foster Micro - ArkosLight - Lighting
5. Swap M Arkos Light - ArkosLight - Lighting
6. Suspended light Menu TR Bulb - Menu - Lighting
7. Suspended Light GUBI Semi Pendant - GUBI - Lighting
8. MMC Lamp - Zooco - Lighting

photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso
photo_credit David Zarzoso
David Zarzoso

Software Used:
Autocad   
Photoshop   
Rhinoceros   
Revit   

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