BIRE BITORI

‘Bire Bitori’, meaning ‘a plate’ in the indigenous mexican language tarahumara, is a restaurant and concept developed by chef maria andrea payne. local studio tall arquitectos has unveiled the first images of the project which drastically cantilevers itself off a cliff in the sierra tarahumara mountain range. from the approach, the only visible elements are simple gestures of concrete that emphasize the horizontality of the landscape, with a vast sky above and a reflective pool that marks the entry. upon descending the stairs to the dining area, a peripheral ring of tables frames a central open-air patio complete with a glass floor that looks down the copper canyon, immersing guests with the full experience of local flavors, materials, and landscape. the primarily concrete structure embeds itself into the cliff side supported by a matrix of steel beams hidden below. by simplifying the design as much as possible, using primarily only one building material that relates to the local rock, the gastronomical experience lends to the rich history of the area. suspending visitors over the famous canyon that defines the location and its people offer a full, rounded dining experience.

YEARS
2015
STATUS
PROJECT
SCALE 
350 M2
CLIENT
PARTNERSHIP
TALL ARQUITECTOS
CONTEXT
BARRANCA DEL COBRE, COAHUILA, ZARAGOZA
AWARDS
PROJECT CREDITS
GALLERY
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