The history of the Zacatecas Mine in Mexico goes back to the 16th and 17th centuries when excavations began in the search for rich silver and gold deposits. In 1975 the mine became a nightclub, but in August 2004 the club closed in preparation for a substantial remodeling project that was completed in June 2005.
Remodeling was not an easy task because the place is solid rock on which conventional tools are practically useless. Twenty-seven carefully calculated detonations of high and low explosives removed 1200 tons of rock, raising the capacity from 220 to 400. To enter the club, a small train with 30 people travels 520 m through a tunnel into the hillside. At the end of this journey you find yourself 315 m underground, at the doors of this subterranean club.
José and Edson conceived the design of the mine project. It was essential that the illumination not be overbearing and ruin the essence of the place - it is the rock that should stand out.
The creative team chose to illuminate the whole periphery with Pulsar LED ChromaStrips. Sixty ChromaStrip 900s illuminate the entire vault and give the bar an incredible atmosphere. In the central area a circular glass floor is illuminated with 30 more Pulsar ChromaStrip 900s. Being underground poses no problem to the ChromaStrips with their IP65 waterproof rating.
The Zacatecas Mine is a must-see. Visiting clubbers are drawn in by the club's unique history, seductive vibe and its classy ambience that exudes nightclub charm. There has never been such a truly unique themed bar experience.