Renowned Barcelona Market as Design Inspiration of Boqueria Restaurant in NYC
Boqueria is a vivid, Barcelona style tapas bar, inspired by the vibe and great meals of the “Kioskos” at the famous food market “El Mercado de la Boqueria” in Barcelona. The Boqueria’s open kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Marc Vidal, who creates tempting versions of classic Spanish tapas and small plates inspired by the seasonal products. The interior was designed by Studio Razavi Architecture.
“A restaurant concept derived from the famous Barcelona market housed under a single great roof structure, inspired us to create an all-encompassing atmosphere, not dissimilar to the market. Using only wood, our design intent was to mitigate the changing ceiling heights (some in excess of 20′) with one varying surface made up of wood slats. These would then curve down to extend along walls to create a warm texture, which would gradually disappear as it reaches down. A centrally located bar becomes the prominent spatial element and stands out as a vital organ along with the open kitchen, opposite the main seating area, therefore surrounding clients with the two main features of what a tapas restaurant is all about,” said Studio Razavi Architecture