The World Of Hospitality Issue 18 2016 - Page 74

74 the World Of Hospitality 57 Atlantic Bar Cincuenta & Siete 57 BAR ATLÁNTICO (57 Atlantic Bar) is located on an emblematic building on the beachfront with the best sea views of the city of A Coruña, in the northwest corner of Spain. The original catering complex was opened in 1957 as a small cafe next to the beach and the soccer field of Riazor, stadium where the first and renowned team of the city, the Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, plays. This complex has become, over 50 years later, a reference in the city. 57 BAR ATLÁNTICO has a rectangular shape, approximately 20x16 meters, with entrances and exits to the boardwalk and Riazor beach. It has a glass roof in its central part, as a greenhouse inspiration, which creates brightness and luminosity throughout the day. GOC CREATIVOS [] has made the refurbishment conceiving the space as a scenario in which the gaze can go through the whole building. They design an open environment with large windows that allows us to contemplate the sea horizon, and the Tower of Hercules from anywhere in the bar. The large central bar counter is island-shaped and organizes the distribution of space giving dynamism and fluidity to the space. It has a cozy terrace with abundant and thick vegetation at the entrance. Graphic design was developed according to the interior design and the tradition of the building, enhancing its historical and local character. The mixture of styles, plants, high and low seating areas, shared tables, and opposing elements in the decoration, provide character and personality to this space.