Paradiso Palms Cocktail Bar

Paradiso Palms Cocktail Bar

Architect
Slash Architects
Location
Mersin, Akdeniz/Mersin, Turkey | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Bars
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

Paradiso Palms Cocktail Bar

Slash Architects as Architects

Imagine a cocktail which within each sip, you experience different tastes and smells. Likewise, Paradiso Palms Cocktail Bar is designed considering the harmony of a cocktail despite the diversity of its composing tastes. Enriching the imagination of the visitors, this cocktail bar is located in one of the most sumptuous socializing areas in the Mersin Marina, generating its own wonderland.

photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography
photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

While designing this cocktail bar, we designers have combined local and timeless elements in the design. The tone-in-tone color palette is obtained by the usage of the natural elements and colors of the surrounding nature. This cocktail bar hosts different elements, furniture and materials coming from all around the world while maintaining its local Mediterranean identity. The place is a mixture of arts, crafts and lifestyles generating a timeless place.

photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography
photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

Merging the interior and exterior spaces, we have united the whole place to work as a whole. The corridor and terrace’s conjunction offers various alternatives to the space usage. Mersin being one of the cities that grant outdoor usage ability for 8 to 9 months around the year, we have focused on melting the fine line between interior and exterior.

photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography
photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

The overall design has centered the importance of maintaining a human scale to the space. The continuity of the design strengthens the sensation of the flow and fluidity. Paradiso Palms is a united space of three different areas: the hallway, the bar area and the front deck. All these areas generate different perspectives by opening up all the facades and uniting the totality of the space. One of the most important spatial regulators that we used in the project is the usage of metallic arcs that assemble the space. The arcs helped the designers join the hallway and the main bar area together in one sole language.

photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography
photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

The core of the project is the bar which hosts the giant metal tree in the middle, where the production of cocktails is featured transparently in the space. The “abstract metal tree”, being the central element is present all around the bar area with different kinds of leaves and animals, making an emphasis on the pluralist and uniting environment of the Paradiso Palms. The lighting fixtures around the space, all in the same design language, are making a further emphasis on the identity of the space. Additionally, various seating units and types are multiplying the leisure characters of the bar.

photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography
photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

Considering the place as a whole, we have settled our arcs in the interior facades and walls of the space without messing with the character of the marina, instead, by embracing it. These arches help scaling the ceilings and they lead on to walls enabling different usages.

photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography
photo_credit Alt Kat Architectural Photography
Alt Kat Architectural Photography

One of the other conspicuous elements of this bar is the giant wine library. Located right behind the bar, as the main background which is also refined by various combinations of materials and textures such as metal framed doors, wooden panels, and decorative paintings. Behind this wall is the main service space for the bar personnel. An important incentive of Paradiso Palms is to offer an unequalled experience that is such an example within the cocktail’s opulence.

 

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: (existing) Stone
2. Flooring: Parquet floor (dendro flooring N-75) and green wooden deck 
3. Doors: Joinery (Maya Dekor) 
4. Windows: (existing)
5. Roofing: Polycarbonate roofing with wooden laths
6. Interior lighting: Best Aydınlatma
7. Interior furniture: BMS Mobilya, Maya Dekor
8. Add more if available Decorative wallpaint: Marcello Paint
Wall art (Painting on wall): İrem Kaya

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Interior lightingBest Aydinlatma
Interior furnitureBMS Mobilya
Decorative wallpaintMarcello Paint
Product Spec Sheet
Interior lighting
Interior furniture
Decorative wallpaint
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More

Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest
22 Jun 2022 News
Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest

Designed by NAPUR Architect, the recently opened New Museum of Ethnography in Budapest is a purpose-... More

New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea
22 Jun 2022 News
New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea

The Royal College of Art unveiled its new campus in Battersea, London this past month.  With a... More

TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity
21 Jun 2022 News
TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity

The Qingyijiang Road Elementary School by TAO (Trace Architecture Office) explores a decentralized s... More

House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Design Associates explores concrete in all its aspects
21 Jun 2022 News
House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Design Associates explores concrete in all its aspects

Located in the coastal town of Alibaug, near Mumbai, the House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rat... More

Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architects offers a transformable platform for the exchange of ideas
18 Jun 2022 News
Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architects offers a transformable platform for the exchange of ideas

Situated in an actively developing IT district of Kharkiv, Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architec... More