The North of Portugal, located about one hour away from the city of Porto, has born a Palace that gained a new life, turning up later into a luxury resort. Built in 1910 at the end of the Edwardian era, inside a wooded property of several hectares, the Vidago Palace Hotel was promptly very much appreciated by the Portuguese elite of the time, taking up shape and transforming itself into an emblematic place for a certain food and art of living certain in European culture. The fame of Vidago Palace would keep going strong for several decades, availing national and international projection.
The recently build Spa, designed by Pritzker Laureate Siza Vieira has all of this history in mind. The design is unapologetically contemporary while being respectful to the original building. Located in the western side of the hotel it guarantees the splendour of the facade while creates a deep connection with the mountainside. The color itself is the same as the beaux-arts building creating a color connections between buildings separated by 100 years.
Our Video pretends to highlight those connections and relations, so important for this magnificent architecture piece and so distinctive of Siza Vieira work.