PA1-THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Nozomi sushi bar

Nozomi sushi bar is placed in «C. Pedro III el Grande», in Valencia. This restaurant is recognized because of their fantastic sushi and unique architecture style. With a traditional japanese architecture style and the combination of wood and the concrete, this restaurant replies the modern japanese architecture of some important figures as Kengo Kuma or Tadao Ando.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PLACE?

I’m a japanese culture lover, because of that, I wanted to seach a place in Valencia where I could find a japanese style building. After searching on different websites I found this bar, when I saw pictures of thr local I realized that this was the place I was searching for.

WHAT MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE?

The atmosphere of these bar is really unique. The way the walls and the wood of the furniture contrasts makes you feel peace. Also the ilumination is perfect for me, shadows and light gives you an inmersive sensation. The paper details of the ceiling makes you feel like scrolling around cherry blossoms. I also love the minimalism of the entire place.

THERE IS SOME DISRUPTIVE ELEMENTS?

I couldn’t find any disruptive element, in my oppinion this bar has an especial armony. Even if it’s crowded with people, I think it makes the experience even more inmersive, giving you the sensation os being in a japanese izakaya.

DO YOU THINK YOU’D FEEL THE SAME WAY IN ANOTHER SPACE RIGHT NOW?

I suppose that I will feel something similar being on a traditional sushi bar in japan, maybe the only difference I would find will be the interaction with people due to the cultural shock that exists between Spain and Japan.

DO YOU THINK THAT THE CONDITIONS OF THIS PLACE INFLUENCE ITS OCCUPANTS? HOW?

Well, as I said before, this place gives you a japanese culture inmersive experience. If we also considere the restaurant menu, we will have a complete experience, the taste of the sushi with the zen music behind the gentle sound of the people, those sensations have to influence everyone.