La Gaivota

Aravaca, Madrid — Spain

October 2020


  • Inés Sierra
  • Mercedes Sierra
  • Javier de la Higuera


Pablo Gómez-Ogando y Plata.Forma

La Gaivota is a wedding and events venue in Aravaca, Madrid. Built in the 1940s, this family country home was inspired by the pazos or manor houses typical of Galicia, reminding its owners of their Atlantic heritage.


S+DLH remodelled the interior rooms, now used for events and wedding receptions, and installed folding panels that can divide the space in different ways, depending on the occasion and the needs of each client.

It needed to be a neutral yet simultaneously warm and inviting space. We wanted to give it a contemporary look with an old-fashioned aura. The walls were designed and structured using wood mouldings, and the folding panels were hand-painted by the artist Elvira Solana.


The floor features a chequerboard pattern and the wall sconces are by renowned landscape designer Fernando Caruncho (Gardens of Light).

The bar is designed in raffia and wood cane tied with wicker knots over Carrara marble.


The wood and alabaster ceiling lamps were designed by Siete Formas.