OneOcean Bar (formerly Blue Wave) designed by interior designers El Equipo Creativo wins ‘Best Bar in Europe’ and ‘Best Overall Bar’ in the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2016

5th October 2016
Press Release

OneOcean Bar (formerly Blue Wave) in OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona ( has won two awards in the categories of ‘Best Bar in Europe’ and ‘Best Overall Bar’ in this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards ( The event took place on Thursday 29th September at the Old Truman Brewery in London and was attended by 800 of the UK and world’s best designers and clients. In its eighth year, The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces and had 1000 in 37 categories across the world.

OneOcean Bar, part of the private member’s restaurant OneOcean Club, is located in a newly built building perched on the water within the superyacht marina comprising of 16,000m2 of docks. In collaboration with interior designers, architects and landscapers the marina’s focus has been on excellence in construction and design since its outset. The choice of El Equipo Creativo, the team of interior designers for OneOcean Bar underlines this excellence by achieving a luxurious hospitality experience in synergy with its unique waterfront location.

One of the judges, Celine Salman, Design Director, Paramount Hotels and Resorts commented: “A perfect example of a cleverly and creatively well thought out space that is difficult to achieve yet easy to absorb and enjoy as an end user. A beautiful space that leaves you feeling inspired and positively energized.”

Paul Cook, General Manager, OneOcean Port Vell, said: “We are delighted to have been named a winner of two awards in the renowned Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. Following the multi-million pound transformation of the marina including two new buildings to house OneOcean Club and OneOcean Bar, this award reflects the hard work dedicated to achieve our vision – to deliver first class facilities and services. We were delighted to collaborate with El Equipo Creativo and to be recognised on a global level.”

Oliver Franz, Architect, El Equipo Creativo added: “We were asked to create a place where you can savour cocktails in an elegant atmosphere whilst enjoying the virtues of its location right at the water’s edge in the Barcelona Port. We translated this into an interior that recreates a wave about to break, embracing the costumers in a marine atmosphere full of reflections and shades, and creating a play of light and shadow at dawn.”

The two Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are the third and fourth design awards to be received by OneOcean Port Vell within the last year. In April 2016, OneOcean Port Vell won the popular choice vote in the ‘Best Marina & Port’ category in the renowned Architizer A + Award. In December 2015 OneOcean Port Vell won the ‘Global Project’ award at the FX Interior Design Awards 2015.


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About OneOcean Port Vell –
OneOcean Port Vell represents the fresh face of Mediterranean yachting with the urban vibrancy of Barcelona yet within a day’s sailing of Mediterranean hotspots. Following a multimillion-pound overhaul, the marina accommodates over 150 yachts up to 190m long; the only European superyacht marina of its scale to be located so centrally within a city.
OneOcean Port Vell offers yacht owners and crew a full range of services, available direct from The Gallery, including OneOcean Wellness, offering treatment rooms and a gymnasium, a business centre, crew lounge and concierge. Concierge services include VIP travel, assistance with restaurant bookings and entertainment, personal care and all other lifestyle, business and technical arrangements.
The private members OneOcean Club, a 150-cover restaurant, and OneOcean Bar, a cocktail and tapas bar, offer year-round al fresco dining in the form of a summer sundeck and winter terrace.

About El Equipo Creativo –
El Equipo Creativo (´The Creative Team in Spanish´) is headed by the architects Oliver Franz Schmidt , Natali Canas del Pozo and Lucas Echeveste Lacy. The interior design studio is based in Barcelona and specialized in the design of gastronomic, commercial and brand flag spaces.
Their work together began in 2010, with the design for the emblematic restaurant Tickets from Ferran and Albert Adriá. Since then they have realized several projects which have been recognized in numerous international design awards, like the prestigious Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, The Great Indoors Awards, FX International Award, Best of the Year Award or AIT Interior Contract Award. Their projects have been published in paper and web publications in more than twenty countries.