Photography by Sally Gowans 

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Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

KBA+D had the pleasure of being comissioned to design Edinburgh’s 1st dedicated flamenco school. Located in South Edinburgh, Alba Flamenca’s new base is home to a dance studio, an entertainment venue and a relaxing tapas cafe bar El Bar.

The brief was to transform an existing derelict public house into a space that embodies Flamenco dance principles. The dance studio was constructed as an acoustic box with timber sprung floor to pevent noise breakout while fringe drapes and a dramatic wall covering echo the frills of the dancer’s dress.  The bar is anchored by stunning Bisazza mosaics framed by a blue wall, while Moroccan lamps and glowing red LEDS add warmth and sparkle to the cafe / bar area.