The new Ibidem restaurant, opened by award-winning chef Rubén Abascal, found within the old Palacio de Armas de Alvear, needed a kitchen that would look both attractive and professional to customers whilst ensuring food safety was the priority.
To find a walls solution that would meet these needs, the architects from the BE2Arq studio, Eugenio González and Beatriz Varea, contacted Altro.
“This work is the final step in fulfilling my dream of having my own restaurant, and this meant using the best quality materials”, explains Rubén Abascal. “Although the restaurant is set within an 18th century Cantabrian house, we needed a wall solution that could create a modern look and feel.”
To meet the needs of this new enterprise, Altro Whiterock White, a hygienic and impact-resistant alternative to tiles was chosen. With no joins, it creates a smooth surface from floor to ceiling, making cleaning easier and giving bacteria nowhere to hide. It can also be thermoformed to perfectly fit windows, again with no joins, ideal for Ibidem’s kitchen, which has deep-set windows.
Luis Peña, Manager of REYCA-C Decoration, commented: “When you are part of a project headed by someone who puts so much passion into every detail of his restaurant, like Rubén Abascal, you have an increased responsibility, and know that you cannot fail. The work of our team has been exceptional.”
Luis Peña chose Altro Whiterock without hesitation: “For the end user the advantage are durability, safety, hygiene and cleanability. For contractors, the benefits are speed of installation and a spectacular finish with hardly any dust, plus hours in saved time, compared with other materials. We are happy with the result and would definitely recommend it.”
View Altro Whiterock White Product Entry