Innovating with Newport at Trinquet de Pelayo
Christened the Cathedral of Escala i Corda and renamed Trinquet de Pelayo, this well-known former sports centre in the city of Valencia has been given a facelift using materials by Porcelanosa Grupo. Under the supervision of Carlos Serra from Mercader de Indias Design Studio, it was revamped to lend it a up-to-date appearance, opting for a Modernist look while also conserving its traditional appeal.
This former sports centre for playing Valencia pilota (including escala i corda) first opened its doors 150 years ago, and it soon became a reference point on the Valencia cultural scene. Amateur and professional players flocked there to play this ancient sport, and it was also used by business entrepreneurs and politicians as a meeting point.
Trinquet de Pelayo | Newport for the floors
Now, many years later, Trinquet de Pelayo is Pelayo Gastro-Trinquet Restaurant, specializing in local cuisine by chef Pablo Margós in a setting where materials by Venis play a starring role. To conserve the spirit and essence of this former sports centre, a ticket booth has been recreated in one corner. Attention has been paid to every single detail and the décor, ticket booth and timeless appeal of the materials by Venis all transport diners back to the 19th century. Indeed, the 80×80 large-format Newport Natural tiles used on the floors are always guaranteed to make a trendsetting impact.
A cement-look collection that remains unaffected by the passage of time, one of Newport Natural’s foremost characteristics is its resistance. With its apparent worn appearance, it might actually be the sports centre’s original flooring.
Trinquet de Pelayo | The toilets and bar area
The designs on the tiles are carefully conceived to create a sensation of high-quality stylish elegance. In this area of the restaurant, a setting with a wrap-round feel was created, with electric blue chairs to add a splash of colour.
Newport Natural has also been used on the floors in the toilets and bar area. In both cases, it has been combined with accessories in shades of blue in order to mark out these areas and provide a contrast.
Products by Porcelanosa Group’s other companies, such as Noken, l’Antic Colonial and Butech, have also been used in the design project for the restaurant.