Scotch Sante Fe Bar

Romero de la Mora architecture utilized the ample natural light to highlight the sophistication and dynamic style within the space for Scotch Sante Fe Bar in Mexico City.

  • area / size 6,458 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Mexico City, Mexico,
  • The inspiration to create this bar was a direct reinterpretation of a Scottish bar from the 1920s, where it was illegal in the United States to consume alcoholic beverages, until the 1930s, when the famous speakeasies were created where the Scottish design of moldings wood, metal details, marble bars, etc. It started to matter.

    We make this reinterpretation adapting it to the current times, considering Mexico City as a cosmopolitan city where we can find exclusive and luxurious places. This is how the idea of ​​combining classic and contemporary elements was born, generating a unique style where the moldings and architectural elements painted in white are painted during the different facets of the day and night, capturing the indirect amber yellow light, the reflections in the bottles of the bars, the chrome always taking care of a very warm lighting and that the user becomes the component of movement with the murmur that takes us back to the very well kept secrets of the “speakeasys”.

    We take advantage of the location of the place to integrate the concept of a terrace and break down the exterior-interior barrier, we place trees in the center of the space to create a meeting place, where the limit is already the “sky”, in addition to the bar where the moldings They are the protagonists.

    Design: Romero de la Mora architecture
    Design Team: Edgar Fonseca, Aldo Aldana, Alan Ortega
    Photography: Jaime Navarro