# Bike Shops, More

Pave by Joan Sandoval


In all types of design, the happiest place is where simplicity, utility and beauty intersect. Pave, a Barcelona road bike shop designed by architect Joan Sandoval, is nicely ensconced in that happy spot.

The clean, minimal build-out features back-lit boxes for displaying bikes, a cycling lit library where visitors can hang out and drink coffee, a lounge area for watching races, and showers for cyclists to freshen up after a ride.

By displaying product on the walls, Sandoval’s design departs from the typical cluttered feel of most cycling shops, while allowing prospective buyers a chance to test out bikes within the store.