Cuines Santa Caterina

Barcelona, 2006


Creative direction: Sandra Tarruella Interioristas
Responsible: Sandra Tarruella, Isabel López, Ricard Trenchs, Laura Muñoz
Collaborators: Isabel Rodriguez
Area: 527,50 m²
Customer: Grupo Tragaluz
Photographer: Eugeni Pons
Graphic design: Mario Eskenazi

The project comes from the idea of creating a space where different cuisines meet different cultures. The layout of the kitchens is given by the aim of integrate them in the whole work of the Miralles-Tagliabue. The ceiling of the stalls extends until it covers the kitchens; creating a visual link between both spaces and also making the cover of the market more powerful.

When it comes to the warehouse, the intention of the project is solved with the language of the market, where all the products are shown to the sight. Big wooden shelves try to keep the concept of the larder, and they also create a visual filter between the client and the street.

The vegetation inside this space refers to all those products grown at the vegetable gardens, naturally grown. It tries to give more power to the idea of a natural, fresh product and creates a space which is alive. At the same time, it helps to organize the distribution of the main dinning area.”