Cantina is the result of the union of two separate spaces in the building of Archivo de Galicia, Espana. The space have an unusual look for a cantina and can be considered more of a mix between a cafe and a store. The tree structure references Spanish holiday picnics and communal gathering under trees. Using a contemporary language, Estudio Nomada created Cantina, which is a sort of a rural tavern located in the newly designed Galicia City of Culture, a building by Peter Eisenman.
The Galicia City of Culture (or Cidade da Cultura de Galicia) will be a new cultural centre using groundbreaking architectural design situated on a site on Mount Gaiás in Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.
The concept of Cantina won the prize for Best Restaurant in September 2012 at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, part of the RIBA awards.