The space is designed as a Mexican restaurant and located on the Park Street with vivid nights in Ankara. The structure was initially designed as a house by a different architect. During the rough construction stage, the new user conveyed VEN its request to transform the building into a restaurant. The structure consists of one basement and two floors. The concept of the restaurant was shaped by the interpretation of the existing culture of Las Chicas. Main material used in the place was wood and brick. Traditional warm colours of the Mexican culture were preferred and the wall texture was formed by a brick bond of two different colours. Glass panels making the second wall were planned to include figures unique to Mexico while it didn’t take place. 50% of the flooring of the 1st floor was cancelled and the floor height on the entrance hall was doubled. This gallery provides the visual link between floors in the expanded volume when crowd increases when the restaurant turns to a pub at nights. The structure offers a sitting capacity of 90 on the ground floor, 50 on the first floor and 120 in the garden. Basement floor includes kitchen, administrative office, staff rooms and storage units.
Architect in Charge: Gül Güven
Design Team: Figen Zorlu - Şebnem Günen
Location: ÇAYYOLU / ANKARA – TURKIYE
Interior Design: VEN Architecture
İnşaat Alanı / Const. Area: 500 m²
Photography: Kale Grup