VIP Lounge ARCOmadrid:
Q:NO Arquitectos

VIP Lounge at ARCOmadrid

The pub, restaurant and lounge of the VIP Room were pop-up spaces at the ARCOmadrid Fair in 2013, designed by Q:NO Arquitectos. They were fluent areas which were created through a decontextualised use of drywall construction systems.

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As a result, the elements gave the design its name: “The Cave”. This room is broken up by defining different environments that interact with the integration of an architectural design in a brief area that is reminiscent of the beginnings of architecture.

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The main challenge was to devise another use for an existing construction system in order to generate a completely original structure, with an easy and quick assembly process (10 days), without any possibility of drilling; and regulated for an easier disassembly (two days) in line with the international art context of the ARCOmadrid Fair.

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The final result of the VIP Lounge at ARCOmadrid 2013 consists of an original area based on an alternative understanding of drywall construction systems. This way, a new un-conventional image is obtained with an infinite number of formal and spatial possibilities: in particular, the reuse of 80% of its materials.

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