Hard Rock Cafe – Seville, Spain
The historical nature of Seville’s Hard Rock Cafe meant that the design and installation of the lighting had to be sympathetic to the culture and listing of the building.
The facade of the building retains many of the original features from its construction in 1761. Technical Arts’s design for the lighting of the exterior is sympathetic to the architectural features of the columns and balconies. The pendant lights emit a soft, warm light that complements the traditional terracotta walls.
The central courtyard presented challenges thanks to its 3 storey height, Technical Arts was given the responsibility to design a lighting system that worked seamlessly around the nine 18th century marble columns and glass roof to show them off at their best.
Tackling the issue of lighting the heavily listed interior required custom fabrication of pendants to fit below the painted ceilings without damaging them. This was achieved by suspending them from pre-existing suspension points.
The original marble bar also required lighting that was both appreciative of the history of the building as well as in keeping with the rock’n’roll nature of Hard Rock Cafes.