Sapel Hall

Architectural Study / Design Study: creative SA
Location: Agia Marina Chania
Study Period: June - September 2021
Construction period: October 2021 - June 2022
Surface area: 2.248 sqm

Type: Commercial Premises


The building is located in the area of Agia Marina and is one of the most famous beach bars. It consists of the main building and its surrounding area which is developed next to the beach. The study focused on the design of the main façade of the building and its surroundings.

The primary objective of the design was to create an impressive and imposing façade that would emphasize the main entrance of the space. The entrance is placed in the centre of a platform 6m long and 9m high. An arch enclosing the entrance is inscribed in the same frame. This dominant pattern of frame and inscribed arch repeats and "fades out" as we approach the building. This creates a sense of depth that further emphasizes the main entrance.

The arch enclosing the entrance was covered with perforated panels with geometric shapes. The stark contrast between the clean white frame and the dense geometric shape of the arch further exalts the main entrance of the space. The same geometric pattern is repeated on the back "layers" of the face, unlike some others that were chosen to remain blank.

Next to the main entrance the entrance to the outdoor area next to the beach was designed. It is a corridor with strong planting on both sides and metal elements on the roof. These metal elements are made of white metal and form a geometric pattern, which with the right lighting, makes the transition to the exterior more impressive and interesting.

The surrounding area of the building was designed with the main objective of creating a modern environment with simple lines that harmonize with the summer mood and the beach that is located a few meters away. A characteristic element of the space are the large palm trees which were highlighted with appropriate lighting. Custom made lamps embrace the palm trees and illuminate the space highlighting it. The stage and the outdoor bars were redesigned according to the overall concept of the space, which is dominated by white, black metallic details and lush planting.


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