The Basque Culinary Center was in search for the perfect place to set up school and was enamored with the natural beauty at a piece of land in San Sebastian. This is located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay in Northern Spain. It’s splendid view and awesome atmosphere is what lured the school into building on its grounds.
The school wanted generous space for a state of the art facility that would include large kitchens and laboratories for hands on learning.
Huge theaters for lectures and comfortable lounges and cafeterias for their students and staff was also a necessity. They contracted the architectural firm called VAUMM Arkitektura to do the facilities.
The architects designed the building to be rectangular in nature while incorporating a stacking effect with soft radial corners. When one gets a closer look into the hallway of the courtyards, shimmering gold perforated metal panels can be seen to clad the walls. The building looks even more splendid at night, as it is lit all over by glowing light.
The theater was tastefully dressed with wooden floors, while walls and ceiling are clad with an acoustic system that incorporates lighting to compliment the design. Chairs were finished in a cream colored material, adding to the modern feel of the entire place.
The cafeteria was dressed using light wood furniture in simple cuts and patterns. Ceiling treatment was made with an industrial look, while modern looking metal balls made into lighting fixtures add warmth to the area.