America’s Cup Building, Valencia’s Veles e Vents
Valencia, due to the good weather and constants winds, was selected for the 32nd America’s Cup in the 2007 and the architech who designed the Pavilion was David Chipperfield. The white and four floors impressive pavilon has a big architectural power, with a great set of angles and lights, it projects an impressive structure in the Port of Valencia.
Spectacular terraces flown into the sea, a long ramp that connect to the first floor and big platforms so that the public could observe the arrival of the teams.
Its name ‘Veles e Vents’ comes from a poem by Ausiàs March.
The design has won lots of architecture awards, including the 2006 Emirates Glass LEAF Award and the Royal Institute of British Architects European Awards in 2007. It was also nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2007.
As Glancey pointed out in The Guardian, “being here is like being on the deck of an ocean liner.”
10 minutes from the city center, Veles e Vents stands out on the horizon of La Marina de Valencia. Visitors can currently find three restaurants with different gastronomic proposals, La Marítima, Hoja Malabar and La Sucursal (Michelin star 2005 and two “Soles Repsol”, best restaurant in Gourmets magazine (2020), a concert hall, meeting rooms and covered and semi-covered terraces for the celebration of any company or private event that you wish to carry out.
La Sucursal Family: Passion for gastronomy
“Grupo La Sucursal” represents 30 years in the valencian gastronomy history.
Loles Salvador, matriarch and founder, with more than 40 years behind the stoves, trasmitted to her childs her passion for cooking and her vocation for offering excellence in attention and service to her friendly customers.
Javier de Andrés, gastronomic director of “Grupo La Sucursal” and National Gastronomy Award, directs Veles e Vents with his team, always attending the little details.
2022 Fran Espí, Hedonista Guide Young Talent Award
2021 Turisme Comunitat Valenciana Award to Loles Salvador, special mention due to her assistance to the quality gastronomic valencian product improvement
2021 COPE Social Commitment Award, Grupo La Sucursal
2021 Selected in the TOP EUROPEAN RESTAURANTS GUIDE (OAD Guides)
2020 Best Restaurant in Spain, Gourmets Magazine2020
2020 Selected in La Liste 2020, the prestigious French ranking, inside of one of the best 68 restaurants of Spain (position 37) and inside of the 1000 best world’s restaurants.
2019 Javier Andrés, Gastronomic advisory of the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie de Lyon (France)
2019 2019 Gastrónoma Award “Uno de los Nuestros” to the best profesional trajectory as a cooker to Loles Salvador.
2019 Q Tourist Quality Veles e Vents (Valencia)
2018 Veles e Vents, selected by The Guardian as a best tourist Spanish destination
2017 La Sucursal restaurant, 9th position, 55 Best Comunitat Valenciana Restaurants
2015 National Gastronomy Award Restaurant Direction to Javier Andrés
2014 Gastrocope Award Restaurant Direction to Javier Andrés
2014 One “Sol Repsol” Coloniales Huerta
2012 Two Soles Repsol Guide Vertical Resurant
2011 Best Comunidad Valenciana Restaurant
2010 Two “Soles Repsol” Guide La Sucursal Restaurant
2009 National Innovation Award
2008 National Gastronomic Best Sumiller Award
2008 Michelin Star Vertical Restaurant
2007 Alfa Romeo Award Best Restaurant in Spain
2005 Michelin Star La Sucursal Restaurant
2005 Restaurant Finalist Madrid Fusión Revelation
2005 Gastronomic Cartelera Levante-EMV Award
2004 Toursim Award by Cámara de Comercio