The Nozomi Sushi Bar located in Valencia, Spain was designed by the Masquespacio architectural practice after a study of the Japanese culture and the origin of sushi so that the designers would properly understand the purpose of the interior.
The project has the name Nozomi which means a ‘Japanese high speed bullet train” as well as a “fulfilled dream”, both of the significances being relevant to the owners Jose Miguel Herrera and Nuria Morell since the project combines the relevant elements of classical design with the practical and rational features of contemporary style.
The bar spreads over a surface of 233 square meters with a combination of concrete on the ceilings, walls and floors blended with carpentry and warm natural wood. A central cube creates two corridors toward the central lounge to host decorative elements as well as the warehouse and bathrooms and it allows an open flow. The modules reflect a typical street in a Japanese village and thus they represent a market or pharmacy, while the rooftops are more contemporary, with the usual inclination.