Into the Woods: A Museum Cafeteria in Spain

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With their tree-inspired dining tables in the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, Spanish architects Estudio Nômada create a conceptual forest to evoke the communal spirit of local summer festivals, which feature long tables shaded by the surrounding trees.

Photography by Héctor Santos-Díez via Archdaily.

Remodelista, Estudio Nomada, Peter Eisenman, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, abstract forest of trees extends from the dining room tables

Above: Estudio Nômada created an abstract forest in their design of the cafeteria and museum shop within the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (Galician City of Culture). Designed by Peter Eisenman, the large-scale cultural hub includes a museum, library, arts, and performing arts centers and celebrates the culture of this autonomous community in northwest Spain.

Remodelista, Estudio Nomada, Peter Eisenman, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, abstract forest of trees extends from the dining room tables

Above: The feet of the tables extend upward and become abstracted tree forms.

Remodelista, Estudio Nomada, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, abstract forest of trees, wall of colored tiles

Above: A view of the forest through the entry of the cafeteria.

Remodelista, Estudio Nomada, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, abstract forest of trees, wall of colored tiles

Above: The colored tiles on the long counter are a nod to Galician folk culture.

Remodelista, Estudio Nomada, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, abstract forest of trees

Above: High above the tables, the branches fill the void of the tall space.

Remodelista, Estudio Nomada, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, abstract forest of trees, wall of colored tiles

Above: At table level, the space is uninterrupted.

N.B. For more tree inspired dining, see A Surreal Table Setting in Belgium, Avian Guests Included.

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