Barcelona, Spain / 2017
Enigma started as an idea by the famous Catalan chef, Albert Adria’. He wanted to create a “mysterious restaurant” that would reflect his cuisine and his career. Studio RCR Arquitectes, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2017, helped Adria’ to put his idea onto paper by coming up with a watercolour rendition of what they thought he wanted. The result was so inspiring that they decided to go ahead with the project. Albert Adria’ is famous for his experimental cuisine and surprising menus. His vision for a restaurant was an place in which each guest would be totally immersed in his world, and where the experience of eating would be unforgettable. How one cooks and a chef’s menu have always been strongly influenced by its surroundings. This is how RCR Arquitectes came up with the idea for this particular space, an intriguing ambience filled with curves and tight corridors, where David Groppi’s NULLA lamp leads the way, but overall where NULLA makes every table “unique and magic”.
RCR Arquitectos (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramón Vilalta) and Pau Llimona