Into the Woods: A Museum Cafeteria in Spain
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With their tree-inspired dining tables in the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, Spanish architects Estudio Nômada create a conceptual forest to evoke the communal spirit of local summer festivals, which feature long tables shaded by the surrounding trees. Photography by Héctor Santos-Díez via Archdaily . Above: Estudio Nômada created an abstract forest in their design of the cafeteria and museum shop within the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (Galician City of Culture). Designed by Peter Eisenman , the large-scale cultural hub includes a museum, library, arts, and performing arts centers and celebrates the culture of this autonomous community in northwest Spain. Above: The feet of the tables extend upward and become abstracted tree forms. Above: A view of the forest through the entry of the cafeteria. Above: The colored tiles on the long counter are a nod to Galician folk culture. Above: High above the tables, the branches fill the void of the tall space. Above: At table level, the space is uninterrupted. N.B. For more tree inspired dining, see A Surreal Table Setting in Belgium, Avian Guests Included .