TURQUETA Restaurants by Tarruella Trenchs Studio


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Location : Valencia, Spain

Surface : 380 m2

Year : 2016

Client : Grupo Saona

Architects :

Creative direction : Tarruella Trenchs
Project leader : Olga Pajares
Colaborators : Anna Torndelacreu

Photografy : Meritxell Arjalaguer


The new restaurant Turqueta belongs to Grupo Saona, and like all its premises, is characterized by creating spaces with a Minorcan soul and a very domestic ambience. This Atmosphere has been enhanced, increasing both comfort and its culinary offer.

We worked with both natural colors and traditional materials so that the diner feels comfortable in all the spaces.

The strength of the project has been to reinforce this idea of having a patio on the rear of the premises. An existing  skylight has been kept and a new sunken courtyard  has been made at the end of the adjacent room to enhance the entrance of natural light. The outdoor furniture, together with a lush vegetation, and the natural hurdle ceiling recreate a porch-like atmosphere.

The central volumen, cladded with oak wood boards, works as a central point among all the interior rooms, and it embraces both the kitchen and BOH zones.

The bar located at the entrance, stands out for having two levels and the back contains a set of mirror angles and rear linear lighting, achieving a very sophisticated effect with very simple elements.

Particular elements in the rooms, is what differentiates them from the rest to energize the restaurant. We have placed handmade ceramic plates made by of two potters, and a wall of reclaimed Majorcan doors in shades of blue and traditional hats from the island.

Tarruella Trenchs Studio


Tarruella Trenchs Studios

Tarruella Trenchs Studio
Madrazo 83, Entl. 2ª, 08006 Barcelona (España)
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Tarruella Trenchs Studios is known for creating spaces that cause emotions.

We treat every project as a unique challenge and we greet this opportunity by clearly defining and interpreting the needs and the wishes of our clients. We work with our clients every step of the way to ensure that their objectives become visible, tangible and real. In short, we work with our clients to give them the best version of their vision.

We accomplish this by looking towards the future by researching and studying new interior architectural systems and materials and by respecting the past and the complexity of traditional design processes.

Our devotion to technical development and our teams vast experience in the field allows us to find the essence of this information to reinterpret, think, and give a more accurate and precise solution to reach an end-goal that is both innovative and ensures a successful final result.

Tarruella Trenchs Studio has proven experience developing restaurant projects and our skill set includes both design development, as well as business strategy and planning, resulting in an added business value for our

clients. We are very proud of the fact that many of our clients have re-contracted us due to the fact that they appreciate and understand that design plays a crucial role in the growth of their business.(Other project typologies include hospitality, commercial, ephemeral and workspaces)

Sandra Tarruella and Ricard Trenchs have a combined 40 years of project management and interior design experience and have personally worked on and overseen well over 100 projects, some of which have created a great impact in both the media and in the design community. They have been awarded some of the industries highest accolades and have been recognised not only in the media, but also in the hospitality and design press and used as a resource for conferences & lectures. They lead a youthful team that includes designers and professionals from varying disciplines and have positioned the firm as an interior design reference both in Spain and internationally.

Sandra Tarruella began her career in 1984 with the design of El Mordisco, the first restaurant founded by Grupo Tragaluz Restaurants. In 1992 she founded her

first studio, Tarruella-Lopez, which she successfully ran until 2009 at which time, with the help of Ricard Trenchs, she opened Sandra Tarruella Interioristas. Ricard Trenchs is a skilled architect and designer with a knack for team building and project management and Sandra recognized these skills early in Ricard´s career and entrusted him as Managing Director of Sandra Tarruella Interioristas from its inception. They have worked together now for 12 years and are very proud to announce that the company will officially incorporate Ricard Trenchs into the brand to form Tarruella Trenchs Studio.Tarruella Trenchs Studio offers a variety of services and works with a team of collaborators and reliable contractors that covers all phases of project development, from initiation until the end of the construction process (including but not limited to: architecture, interior design, graphic design, naming, merchandising, landscaping and all things related to the technical side of things from budgets to permits).

We are currently working in Europe, North America and Asia and we constantly growing our network of international partners to meet the international demand for our services.







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