Exclusive, stylish modern maritime – the OneOcean Club in Port Vell, the historical harbor of Barcelona, has set new standards in luxury and design. This lifestyle destination located in the center of Barcelona, just five minutes walk from the Gothic Quarter and the beaches as well as ten minutes from the famous Las Ramblas, is in the middle of the elegant yacht harbor where some of the best know super-yachts drop anchor and is a meeting point for club members and guests from international high society. The extravagant interior was designed by EL EQUIPO CREATIVO, a design studio in Barcelona specializing in gastronomy and commerce. For the sanitary areas, the project team chose the square, surface-mounted sinks from the premium collection Memento by Villeroy & Boch.
The primary design task was to create a warm, pleasant Mediterranean mood for the restaurant and bar of the OneOcean Club without using the typical traditional style elements. The result is a timelessly modern space in which the boundary between inside and outside melts. For instance, the specular ceiling reflects and emphasizes the interior furnishings as well as the view of the harbor. By employing a look that mirrors ripples on the water, the surroundings are brought into the room. It is a direct experience for guests: Although they sit in the restaurant, they feel like they are sitting on the deck of a yacht watching the sun set – perfect to enjoy cocktails or the fresh, creative culinary offerings of traditional Catalonia dishes reinterpreted by Chef Francisco Díaz.
A pavilion on the water
The architecture of the building is like a pavilion on the water. To emphasize this feeling, the interior space was combined with a terrace. Vertical elements are used in both areas to link them visually: On the inside, golden tubes stand like boat masts in the harbor and, with the reflection of real harbor images, create an almost magical feeling. On the terrace, the vertical tube structures support vines and hanging plants giving a feeling of seaside flora. A white solar shade mesh complements the Mediterranean green house style.
Premium ceramic from VILLEROY & BOCH
The sanitary areas blend perfectly, inviting one to travel through a history of the Mediterranean: Antique navigation maps, star constellations and mythological figures such as Pegasus appear as traces of light on a black background. In this dark, almost mysterious atmosphere, five pure white Memento sinks standing in a disciplined row offer a confident counterpoint: Puristic, clear and free of any inessentials, the premium ceramic makes a convincing style statement. With its timeless, minimalistic design language, the series stands for the highest design competence and completes the stylistic furnishings of OneOcean Club with consistent straight lines.
The extraordinary design of the prestigious property has been recognized twice: OneOcean Bar was awarded “Best Bar in Europe” and “Best Overall Bar” at the international “Restaurant and Bar Design Award 2016”, a global competition for the gastronomy branch.