Irrupting into the guts of the Palau de Les Arts, like entering the whale’s belly, you can sit placidly here to sample Pablo Ministro’s rock-music-heavy cuisine. This is a project by JanfriDesign and GGlab, with the crucial participation of rock musician Manolo García.

On the ground floor of the Palau de Les Arts, under the overhang created by the theatre foyer of the Teatro de la Ópera, offering views of the City of Arts and Sciences, this restaurant in the Gourmet group led by the chef Pablo Ministro is the result of collaboration with JanfriDesign studio and Gglab. The interior space is organised around micro-architecture that dominates and articulates the room. A structure-sculpture constructed of wooden strips has a double function: on the one hand it repeats the experience of the outdoor space, concluding a sequence of cascading spaces, and creates a spatial continuity between the interior and outdoors. On the other, it improves the room’s acoustics, creating a focus of attraction that can be seen from the outside. The wooden structure has been made both with digital design and manufacturing techniques by Gglab, and using traditional carpentry techniques by Valencian Falles craftsman Manolo García.

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