June 14, 2022

Projects

VIVO, a tropical restaurant loaded with Mediterranean flavours

This dining space in Cabo Roig (Alicante) masterfully blends local produce with international cuisine and collections by PORCELANOSA Group.

The menu combines local produce and the most international of cuisine, elevating traditional Alicante recipes to the heights of experimental cuisine. Ese es el método que sigue el chef Pablo Blanes en cada uno de los platos que conforman la identidad de VIVO, un proyecto de restauración en Cabo Roig (Alicante) planificado por el estudio ATYCO.

A gastronomic garden featuring Porcelanosa ceramic tiles

The VIVO Restaurante menu is dominated by fresh local fish, Iberico ham, vegetable tempura and light salsas starring citrus fruits and seeds like sesame seeds. Esa cocina fusión se traslada también a su interiorismo, ideado por ATYCO con las colecciones de PORCELANOSA. The distinctive, Mediterranean-inspired colour scheme (beiges and whites) and natural textures blend to perfection with the lush vegetation creeping down from the ceiling.

The effect is reminiscent of a tropical garden brimming with wood (Tanzania Almond ceramic parquet by Porcelanosa), golden-veined marble (Calacatta Gold Nature by XTONE®) and an exotic décor scheme centred around turquoise blues, sea greens and warm lighting. The result? A stunning natural haven.

The bright, eye-catching cocktail bar is situated at one end of the main dining room and serves as a focal point for the first room. The modernist design recalls a French café of yesteryear, brought up to date with a contemporary twist. The front wall is inspired by the turquoise Caribbean seas, with Levels Breeze Mix Green by L’Antic Colonial drawing the effect of a sea current on the walls in blue and bronze-hued mosaic tiles. These small, oval relief tiles, have a natural sheen that provides an organic contrast with the Ice Tanzania Almond wall tiles by Porcelanosa (installed using Butech materials) and Touch Bottle geometric ceramic tiles by L'Antic Colonial. The watery bottle green look of these tiles in turn gives shape to the background walls, seamlessly blending with the plants.

An indoor dining space featuring wood and slate

A more dynamic scheme was chosen for the indoor dining room, loaded with orange velvety textiles, rectangular, marble-textured tables and natural wood by L'Antic Colonial. The parquet flooring elevates the elegance of the Kathmandu Airslate natural slate, also from the brand, giving diners a truly sensory experience as they sample every exquisite dish.

See it in Projects Porcelanosa.

Interior design: ATYCO

Construction company: Geosem S.L.

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