Quilligan Architects

Havana Restaurants, Dublin

About the project: This project incorporates the interiors of the two Havana restaurants in Dublin City Centre.

Havana 1, situated in a series of historic market buildings, is a relaxed space with a touch of hispanic colour. All furniture is bespoke, and all artwork specially-commissioned for the project. The artwork is hung against a backdrop of textured rough-concrete wall pieces, which, with the addition of coloured fibre-optic lighting, brings the space to life. The bar centrepiece, the stainless-steel suspended wine rack, cuts a strong asymmetrical shape in the space, with a wide serving counter below. Havana 2, on Georges Street, continues with the new concept of part-bar, part-restaurant. The plan in this space is rectilinear, with the high ceiling accentuated by large tilting mirrors. Columns are clad in vertical ribbed teak, emphasising the double-height space. The same warm tones on the walls and the teak parquet floor have been employed to create a welcoming, stylish interior.

  • Client: Havana Tapas Bar
  • Project Value: circa €400,000
  • Date of completion: 2001 (Havana 1) and 2005 (Havana 2)
  • Related Links: Havana Restaurants

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