Cafetería in Avenida 1º de Mayo

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interlimits // Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 2019

Space with limits is the true space. There is no content without a container. We consider space when something gives it a shape, when it gives it existence, dimensions, structure, unity… Space goes from being internal to external when the dimensions vary, but the limits, the frontiers, continue to limit this space, conditioning it, giving it a different meaning according to its matter and origin. Limits can transform the interior space making it unlimited and able to integrate and merge with them. When the limit is a dividing wall, a façade, or a street alignment, as in this case, the architecture is conditioned by architecture itself. In this way, it digs or it moulds itself searching for spaces, adapting itself to the imposed forms, developing as infinitely manipulable forms.

A surrounding volume limits the two programs, cafe and burger restaurant – which are developed inside – each one of which occupy part of the free space like a worm inside an apple unable to stick out through the skin. Despite the imposed duality which gives way to volumes intertwined with the voids that are configured together as a single body of unitary image, “together they proved to be more than they could have imagined themselves to be individually” as in the fable of The Blind Man and the Lame”.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

DESIGNER: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez |Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.|

DEVELOPPER: DISA RED DE SERVICIOS PETROLÍFEROS S.A.

COLLABORATORS: Carlota Ardanaz Petit, Yudit Barreto Martín, Luis Guijarro Bergeron, Ester Marrero Pérez y Rosalba Santana González |ARQUITECTOS|

FACILITIES: Javier J. Pérez Henríquez (A4 INGENIERÍA Y NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS)

QUANTITY SURVEYOR: José Luis Vecino Morales

PHOTOGRAPHY: Simón García Asensio (arqfoto) // VIDEO: Yon Bengoechea Peña (Don Worry)

SITUATION: Avenida 1º de Mayo, 4 // CIUDAD: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, España

BUILDING COMPANY: Syocsa-Inarsa S.A.

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