The original Amadeus Restaurant is located in the historical district of Old San Juan in a building of Spanish Colonial Architecture that dates back more than 200 years. Considering that this locale is established and well known, the Owner required that the image of the new restaurant give its visitors a feeling of familiarity.
The new Amadeus II, is located in the ground level of a modern office building in the Business District of San Juan. The intent of the design was to invoke images of the old restaurant in a modern setting.
This was accomplished by integrating details such as arches, wide columns, vaulted and domed ceilings and utilizing the bright color schemes comonly found in the old city. Considering that the restaurant had such a large expanse, it was decided to divide the area into smaller salons that afford more intimate settings. The space was divide into a foyer, bar and cocktail lounge, two dining rooms, an activities room and the kitchen.
Each of these areas is differentiated from the others with the use of different floor patterns, ceiling designs, wall treatments, giving each a personality of its own.