Located next to the Nichupte lagoon, Cancun, in Mexico; unplants in 685m2, Nicoletta; a restaurant that enhances Italian cuisine in a contemporary way, respecting seasoning, tradition, textures and colors.

Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022
First Award | Interiors – Hospitality (Built)

Project Name: Nicoletta Cancun
Project Category: Interior Hospitality (Built) Studio Name: Filipao Nunes Arquitectos Design Team: Alejandra Ramirez, Anahi Chalico Area: 685 m2
Year: 2021
Location: Cancún, Quintana Roo Consultants:
Photography Credits: Aldo Gracia
Text Credits: Victoria Maldonado

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Nicoletta is the place where gastronomy merges with interior design to transport you to the Amalfina coast, it is divided into two levels; The ground floor receives the guest in a lobby, located at street level, and with a decoration that awakens our imagination and curiosity about what happens on the top floor, 20 meters above the level of the lagoon.

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The interior design inspired by the Mediterranean coast, contemplates a main room for 210 guests, which resembles a “rustic chic” style mansion, where the landscape and height make us refer to those buildings embedded in the cliffs of the coast. Italian. The details of a Tuscan architecture are fused through the use of stones, wooden beams, arches, frescoes, tiles and characteristic colors.

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Its walls are covered in white tile, with a hand-painted pattern; in a blue tone, which resembles the blue of the Mediterranean Sea, the same one that served as inspiration for so many artists when visiting Capri, the island that is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea and where we can also discover Roman sculptures, such as those that frame the main bar and they are highlighted by the lighting and the contrast with the floral vegetation that highlights each of the architectural details that make you feel in that whitewashed landscape covered with bougainvillea and flowers.