Situated on the water’s edge in a marina located in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Lafayette Restaurant, specialized in seafood, features a shell that mimics the nautical architecture of the crafts found in its surroundings. Distributed on two stories, it utilizes a structural system composed of pillars and cables that extend above the roof of the building, in a fashion similar to the masts of a boat.
The compact building possesses an extensive glazed façade that allows for an open view of Todos os Santos Bay. Its architecture boasts lightness via the use of white elements (marble, metal components, roof) and wood.
Under a 5-meter cantilevered structure, the large veranda adjacent to the main internal hall is the section that accommodates the majority of patrons. A kitchen and a bar are also part of the program on this floor, along with the entrance. The top floor features an additional space for patrons, toilets, a wine cellar and technical areas.
Date: 2005 – 2008
Location: Bahia Marina – Salvador/Bahia
GPS Coordinates: 12°58’45.7″S 38°31’07.5″W (see on google)
Site Area: 27.239,88 m²
Size: 280,30 m²
Authors: Adriano Mascarenhas, David Bastos e Rita Monteiro
Contributors: Daniela Campelo, Caio Beltrão, Fábio Porto e Elliza Mota
Structure: Clodoaldo Freitas
Air conditioning: MSA
Industrial Kitchen Project: Borman
Images: Tarso Figueiras