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Enigma Restaurant

A multi-sensory experience

RCR Arquitectes | Pau Llimona

Enigma Restaurant
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Neolith® is a 100% natural Sintered Stone. The large slab formats, the flexibility of use and the lengthy list of technical characteristics make it an ideal option for indoor and outdoor projects. It is not hard to imagine why RCR Arquitectes, working with Pau Llimona on the design of the Enigma restaurant, chose the brand to help meet the demanding brief set by Catalan chef Albert Adrià for an “out of this world and enigmatic” interior. The Spanish architecture practice, winner of the 2017 Pritzker Prize, created a watercolor design for the floor, walls, service areas, kitchen counters, cupboards and ventilation system. And then trusted Neolith® by TheSize to bring this idea to life. Neolith’s R&D department had never been faced with such a demanding challenge, in which every intense nuance of blue and green, and each detail of the underlying pictorial design had to be accurately replicated onto the surface. Success can be ascribed to the Neolith® Digital Design print technology that produced the architects’ ideal slab. A stone with a lightly shiny and slightly irregular texture that is a tactile and aesthetic delight. Two other factors added to the design challenge. The small, curved nature of the corridors imposed to cut the slabs in up to six pieces (with sections only 3 cm wide), while the floor laying, given its size, encouraged the Neolith team to develop an innovative solution: they installed the entire project at its plant and then took aerial photos using a drone. A whole coordination system was then planned to make sure each slab was labelled so it could be easily and quickly installed in the restaurant.


Neolith® by TheSize
Polígono Industrial Camí Fondo, Supoi 8 - C/Ibers 31- S - 12550 Almazora, (Castellón)
Tel. +34 964 652 233
Email: [email protected] - www.neolith.com

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