Rehabilitation and expansion of the Gran Hotel-Spa of Guitiriz, Lugo.

Rehabilitation and expansion of the Gran Hotel-Spa of Guitiriz, Lugo.

Architect
Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos
Location
Guitiriz, Spain
Project Year
2003
Category
Hotels

Restaurants

Swimming Pools
Mark Ritchie

Rehabilitation and expansion of the Gran Hotel-Spa of Guitiriz, Lugo.

Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos as Architects

The Guitiriz hotel spa has enjoyed a privileged status since the early 20th century and presents a powerful image of more than 130 m in length.


The complex maintains the same volume, completed by the restoration of the façades to adjust its composition. The traditional image was restored using traditional lime mortar rendering painted white, wooden frames and by recovering all the granite features around the windows and doors and lintels.


The plan proposed a contemporary design of warm and relaxed environments with a selection of luxury materials and natural wood and stone as the main features.


Carefully designed details, the combination of stainless steel and glass and taking advantage of the sunlight enjoyed by the façades at different times of the day give the hotel spa its unique interior illumination.


Seeking respectful integration into the environment, characterized by the existence of woodland with high ecological and land- scape value and by the presence of the hotel building, with its unquestionable architectural value, the new spa building was built between the two with the intention of blessing Guitiriz with two contemporary thermal spas.


A glazed walkway joins the first floor of the spa with the first floor of the hotel, expressing the fusion of old and new.

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