The bar already existed. The work consisted in rethinking the bar after the necessary soundproofing. The first project decision was to build a detached concrete box, separated from the walls and the ceiling, laid along the space.
The new skin, structurally independent, even with foundations, helps to redefine the section: the pavement gets convex and the central area gets higher, making the interior of the local bigger. Everything is built from the new box: some attics are built, skylights are opened, lamps get anchored and the bars find their own shape.
The bar is full. This idea is continuously present during the entire project: the façade is the shop window, making visible the bar’s activity, the entrance takes you to the interior, and the slope gets you in it. However, between the public, there only are bars: “places” are built from the ceiling. Nevertheless, the lamp is capable of defining these zones and linking them. The attics allow using the ceiling through getting located as balconies of people over people.
The lamp in the entrance begins the narration. It catches the ambience from a quieter bar, in between the shop window and the bottle screen. Above our heads, a metallic tube will be the basic infrastructure for sound and light systems and wooden frames, which welcome us at the entrance. This hall works with the idea of transit.
A second lamp will surround the DJ attic and, together with a third one which is like a banister for the public attic, will be framed from the top of a dance floor. And from above, people will contemplate the party: the DJ working, people dancing, playing pool, the screen and beneath all that, drinks being served. The stairs under skylights. The last illuminated lamp is made of crystal and lies on the pavement, inside there are the toilets. Above, occupying the whole section of the local a continuous screening of video images denies the end of the movement which has taken place along the TUBE of the BAR, between the street and the screen.