Taking into consideration the new post-pandemic situation, Hitzig Militello Arquitectos has created an outside seating area for the Williamsburg restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This structure works as an adjacent and supporting space to the existing venue under the railway construction of the beginning of the 20th century. This fully exterior space has resolved aesthetic and constructive qualities as if it were a place in itself. This area of 54 m2 of only sitting allows to host guests under the necessary health care imposed by the health authorities.
The organization of the perimeter bars facing the outside has been decisive for a configuration that considers issues of hygiene and health. The vegetation around the bars is not only a natural feature but also an awareness of nature.
The longitudinal piece has an active presence in all its views, especially from the park. The design of the piece has two facades that are not symmetrical to each other, one of them has an opening gesture towards the main facade of the shops. This gesture invites access and also proposes a dining space.
The presence of the brand, as if it were a movie billboard from other times, shows a clear identification with its own DNA, regardless of the place this pergola serves. The main façade of the venue performs since it only has a fully glazed front without the presence of the brand.
The fiberglass bars and the circular PVC strips, both in red, have been decisive as an active presence over the neutrality of the metallic materials.