Project: Moritz M-Store.
Location: Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41, Barcelona, Spain.
Author: External Reference & Chu Uroz.
Team: Francesco Sacconi, Javier Alascio.
Project Manager: -
Contractor: Oxido Taller, Barcelona Glass Studio.
Light Designer: D&L Lights, Edgar Dominguez.
Photo & Video: Adrià Goula.
Awards: Nomination Award.
The Moritz factory is since 1856, one of the first breweries in Barcelona, and one of the first to brew craft beer. Although this factory was closed for 33 years it was reformed by the Architect Jean Nouvel in 2011 and after this great leap, our client asked us to turn the space around based on this remodeling.
Moving the existing bar gave space to the new bar in an L shape of about 6 meters that reaches the window, serving as a manifesto to the outside while simultaneously integrating the interior. This bar embodies 3 tanks in the lower part and 3 in the upper part that connects directly to the tanks of the factory located below where the beer is produced. These long tubes deliver the unpasteurized beer from production to consumption. This new bar is characterized by the material and aesthetic qualities of the Jean Nouvel bar.
In addition, this bar is filled with limited-edition beers in one-liter bottles. The graphic elements and signage are modified according to the requirements. The tanks that store the beer also become exhibitors to sell the bread in glass lights leading you from the entrance to the unique furniture made with a tanks section in the second part of the L space making up the M-store.
This second space is characterized by colonizing the walls where the brand t-shirts, gadgets, merchandising elements and books related to the world of beer are exhibited.