É Prá Poncha Bar

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Bar & Pub
  • Company/Firm
    António Fernandez Architects
  • Lead Designer
    António Fernandez
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Ema Rosmaninho
  • Photo Credit
    José Campos
  • Location
    Porto, Portugal
  • Project Date
  • Architect
    António Fernandez and Ema Rosmaninho
  • Interior Designer
    António Fernandez and Ema Rosmaninho
  • Hospitality
    É Prá Poncha Bar
  • Developer
    Manuel Reis, Elmano Reis & Duarte Pestana

The É PRA PONCHA bar intends to contribute with quality to the experience of the Oporto night. These were the assumptions when the project was solicited. Thus arose the idea of creating a gallery as a cave space consisting of a series of horizontal layers, capable of creating a welcoming environment to the nightlife. These horizontal strata that wave organically shaping the various spaces, create voids, different chambers, where they develop support services to the bar. The gallery, unitary space for the clients, develops a friendly tunnel that opens into the deeper and more interior hall, combining different experiences throughout its diversified, narrow and deep emotions within the chamber and sharing emotions with the outdoors. Both counters reflect white light, simulating ice, like two icebergs floating in the frigid waters of the sea. Inside the gallery the night environment changes slowly: color takes over the space, overflowing emotions of ecstasy. The distinct horizontal strata are marked by color variation that transforms the space from the icy white or blue gallery to the warm colors that reflect the fruit and the fruity poncha.

António Fernandez Architects is an architecture and urbanism company, which throughout its existence has been developing several projects in different areas, such as housing, equipment, commerce and services, also dedicating itself to the design of furniture and graphic design integrated in the works that creates.
The architecture office is also dedicated to the design of the space environment, either small or large scale, instilling in its creation the same rigor and devotion in the idealization, realization and materialization of the architectural and design works that it conceives.

Other prizes
2022 TITAN Property Awards, Gold, Monumental Residences TITAN Property Awards, Gold, Gruta Café-Restaurante MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, AP MM LeBlanche MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, Gruta Café-Restaurante MUSE Design Awards, Gold, Monumental Residences 2021 MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, RM House MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, Papagaio Verde House MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, S. Roque House 2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards, Honorable Mention, Gruta Café-Restaurante