The hotel project was developed on an area of 14 hectares, which form part of a forest of oaks. In the bottom of the valley, lies a pond, whose power comes from nearby springs. Upon reaching the maximum level of the dam, aquifer flow continues on his way down to the lake of Valle de Bravo.
The conservation of natural and refurbishment of the pond were the most important factors to consider for architectural design.
Try to establish a dialogue between architecture and the natural environment. The purpose was not to impose the buildings, but overcome them, evoking a feeling of lightness and temporality that was harmonious with the site.
Individual modules were designed for each application and were ranked according to how the land would allow avoiding affect. The main building which houses the reception area, restaurant, shops, activity center, pool and terrace was laid out in the heart of campus on the banks of the pond.
The rooms are located around the main building at the foot of the ravine. The five massage rooms and the bathhouse are in the area of privacy, on one side of the river from the springs.
All buildings with the same architectural language: steel and wood structures superimposed on the ground-based light roofs stretched canvas, glass and natural materials that blend with different shades of environment.
A network of footpaths linking the various buildings, and allows the routes to each of them.
Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Architects: Gómez Crespo Architects
Type: Tourism Building
Client: Río y Montaña Expediciones
Area: 2000 m²
Cost: 2494284 €
Images: Gómez Crespo Arquitectos