Café/restaurant pavilion at Miralbueno-El Olivar Sports Club in Zaragoza
Magén Arquitectos 

Café/restaurant pavilion at Miralbueno-El Olivar Sports Club in Zaragoza

Magén Arquitectos 


The initial plan was to revamp a 1960s farmhouse, enlarged and turned into a summertime bar, but the poor state it was in made renovation inadvisable. A work of the practice of Jaime Magén and Francisco Javier Magén, the new pavilion for the Miralbueno-El Olivar sports center in Zaragoza has loadbearing walls and openings that are a reinterpretation of the original construction. The structural facades curve, forming entrances and porches. A loggia makes it possible to put tables and chairs outdoors but under a roof, minimizing the visual impact of the hospitality establishment. The ground floor features a café and a dining room, and the upper level a self-service restaurant that opens out to a terrace where the facade is set back.