Vi Cool Restaurant designed by Concrete recently opened its doors in Hong Kong. The renowned Catalan chef Sergi Arola created the Vi Cool brand in addition to his Michelin star restaurants and his more contemporary restaurant Vi Roses as an expansion to his luxury venues. The new concept was developed as a restaurant where guests including Arola himself and his family and friends can enjoy the authentic Spanish cuisine in a more informal ambiance.

The interior concept is a strong identity created by bringing harmony between the menu, the character of the brand and the interior. At Vi Cool this harmony was realized by taking Sergi Arola’s cuisine as the starting point for the interior, and making typical Spanish products, authentic materials and Spanish colours part of the restaurant. 

Spain’s colourful daily life was reflected perfectly by using typical Spanish products, flavours, ingredients and colours as the basis for the cabinets which are filled with items such as bottles of sherry vinegar, tinned anchovies, bottles of wine and much more besides. The façade of the restaurant consists of blue, yellow and red transparent panels that create a smooth transition from the brightly lit passages of Harbour City into Vi Cool, while the eye-catching cabinets attract and welcome guests from afar.  

Images by Michael Perini.