Anyone who knows anything about music will have heard of the name ‘Café del Mar’. It is synonymous with Ibiza, the sun setting and chill out music by the sea.
For those that have visited the White Isle, they would have reserved an evening to spend on the premises sipping a few cocktails and watching the sun go down. It has become a must-do activity on everyone’s list.
The Café del Mar beach club was founded in San Antonio in 1980 and along with the club greats, such as Amnesia, Space, DC 10 and Sankeys, is one of the names that everyone has heard of.
Now, the group is all set to open its biggest venue to date early next year in 2017, and the new location is in Port Fórum in Barcelona, on the border of the city centre and Sant Adrià de Besòs. It is situated in the most perfect setting, right by the sea and surrounded by palm trees.
In concrete, the club will have a total area of 4,000 square metres, with 1,500 square metres dedicated to an outside space with a pool.
The inside space will consist of four separate floors, with the entrance hall, management office and changing rooms on the first floor; a club that holds 600 people on the second; a restaurant serving the best Mediterranean food with a terrace overlooking the harbour on the third; and a multipurpose terrace on the top floor that will be used to host special events and private and corporate functions for around 500 guests.
Café del Mar Barcelona is being housed in the former harbour master’s offices, a structure that was built in 2005 and which was a finalist in several competitions for architecture.
The company Constructiva Global S.L. is now in charge of the new project, which it aims to complete during the first quarter of next year. Work is underway and will entail the creation of 170 new jobs.