OpenAire completes a uniquely designed retractable skylight for the new Barcelona Tavern’s all-season outdoor patio in Toronto
Toronto’s inviting Liberty Village neighborhood is now home to delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed, inviting space at the new Barcelona Tavern, featuring a uniquely designed OpenAire enclosure with a retractable roof. The beautiful, dynamic structure lets Barcelona Tavern offer outdoor patio seating in all seasons and leave guests inspired.
Barcelona Tavern’s 32-foot-long by 33-foot-deep, sloped patio roof design is divided into two sections, one of which telescopes neatly under the other, providing diners with an outdoor space that feels almost “roofless.” The patio’s two 13’ high corner sidewalls, one 33’ long and the other 39’ long, open along their entire lengths with expansive bi-folding windows that fold out to let in abundant fresh air. Even when closed, the enclosure’s transparent, aluminum-framed glass panels offer open views of the skies, while the large open-concept sidewalls will provide a great vantage point to see what this vibrant downtown community has to offer.
"We are very happy to bring another unique retractable concept to a growing area like Liberty Village, not to mention helping a successful restaurant like Barcelona Tavern grow its business in this city," said Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire. "We worked with the project’s architects, IBI Group and Greystone Design Group Inc., to create a solution that fits the spirit of Barcelona Tavern and its neighborhood excellently."
This restaurant is Barcelona Tavern’s second location. Its original location in Calgary has become a highly popular and excellently-reviewed staple of the city’s international cuisine market. This prime new Toronto location, combined with OpenAire’s adaptable and durable skylight, is sure to help the newly expanded restaurant become more successful than ever. The skylight allows Barcelona Tavern to use its all-season outdoor patio seating in any weather and at any time of year, making full use of its dining space at all times. This year-round usability and low maintenance costs from the structure’s high-quality materials are sure to bring exceptional business opportunities and ROI for Barcelona Tavern in the years to come.