Hotel Liesma Design Competition

Hotel Liesma Design Competition

Architect
MACA
Location
Jurmala, Latvia
Project Year
2011
Category
Hotels

Hotel Liesma Design Competition

MACA as Architects

How can we define a project that seeks for singularity in a privileged landscape without altering the balance but enhance his possibilities? The proposal seeks to create a resounding icon, gently integrated into its context that serves to communicate the intentions and the new character that the hotel wants to offer. An organic element that is associated with its environment by shape and materiality more related with land art than the classic image of resort.


The project is based on reuse most of the existing structure in a simple and intelligent way. The existing structure is completed and 2 new wings are added to complete the program needed. It generates a symmetric floor plan easy to use and distribute and eliminates the existing low-rise buildings, allowing the new body is seated in the middle the prairie as an autonomus object. The proposal is completed by the urbanization of this meadow, following the same aesthetics of the building, creating covered paths for walking during the hardest months.


Instead of segregating the progran by floors, public uses are mixed at different heights on each wing, looking for new relationships between the user and the enviroment. The ground floor houses the most logical necessity for its public accessibility, but the pool, the gym, cafeteria, terrace are located on higher levels trying to find distant views


The new wooden skin helps the building to be integrated in its surroundings, controls privacy, protection from wind and creates protected outdoor areas where the user can enjoy the landscape.

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