‘La Pacha Mama’ is an eatery specialising in Pescatarian, Mexican cuisine with subtle references to its Indonesian, tropical context. The aesthetic and structural character of the design alludes to the image of the ‘hacienda’, typically known as large estate originating from colonies of the Spanish empire.
The main structural elements of the design serve as the dominant feature of the project, forming a semi-open atrium spanning over a renovated building and courtyard, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The vertical structural elements form a hybrid of a truss, a vault, and an arch, interwoven with rubber recycled from old truck tires. This woven structural framework enables vines and flowers to grow effortlessly into the building so that, in due time, it may become one with nature.