Rodilla is a sandwich shop founded since 1939 by Antonio Rodillo in Madrid, Spain. The popularity of the shops and the delectable sandwiches— recipes which remain secret but to a select few, propelled the shops to expand to 142 locations throughout Europe. Now, owned and very profitably operated by Estrella Damm and The Damm Company, they are opening their first locations in the United States. 2+ Architects was contracted to design four locations throughout South Florida that range in size from 1,427 SF to 3,500 SF.
The Rodilla sandwich shops are characterized by their craftsmanship and the mix of modern carpentry, floor and wall finishes and vintage furniture. Casework and pendant lights are also vintage and have similar tones to encapsulate the design. The floors are finished with a coat of microcement and a geometric or fluid form, depending on the design, that gets repeated throughout the floor to form a cohesive finish. Rodilla’s floor pattern finish is designed to represent the uniqueness of each of the communities where they will be located. 2+ Architects brought the local knowledge to inform Rodilla and changes were made for each specific location. For example, at the Wynwood location, known for its vibrant wall murals, Rodilla will collaborate with a local artist to hand paint the exterior façade and a mural wall inside.