space · ibiza

Romano Arquitectos has worked quite a few discotheques: La Estación de Francia, the CDLC and La Paloma in Barcelona, others for Pachá… we maintain that interior design, in a discotheque, is useless, because you cannot see it.

In the end, the reality of the interior design of a nightclub, what will really shape the space, is the flow: how to encourage the circulation of people, their faces and their bodies. how to arrange the platforms and the visuals: is it really strategic to make efficient the bathrooms or the wardrobe, those satellite moments in which the relationship circumstances are really created? There have to be moments of intentional and controlled human collapse, as in a washing machine, which you enter and do not exit until you have completed a tour.

Fe soon, by European regulations, the terrace of the Space, traditionally daytime, had to be covered, to protect it acoustically. We note that unlike the Pachá, which with all its physical verticality, with its epidaurus Greek theater mold (in somewhat different tilt proportions) achieves the visual from any point, the particularity of Space is that it was spatially, and socially, horizontal . It was not intended to represent the social scale.

It seems paradoxical to work the horizontal spirit of a disco to achieve an effective visual crossover. At a static level, the human mass and its movements are surrounded by a system of stands that promote cross-viewing between those in the center and those on the periphery. Again, the concept of views on a flat terrain (see Pont d’Eno house) achieved with the very soft amphitheater effect.

On the other hand, we designed an optimization of facilities through an underground gallery that even distributes draft drinks. Thus, a single person, from below, takes care of the replacement of all the bars and frees the surface team from those slowing down tasks.

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Ibiza 
2004

Architects
Jaime Romano
Manel Landete

Interiors
Sonia Soms

Collaborators
Andres Van Gelder
Manel Domènech – ingeniero acústico

Constructor
Ricardo Pineda Construcciones

Industrials
José Caymi – caymy caldereros

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