This project is a renovation to an existing hotel in Playa del Carmen. The criteria is to maximize space currently occupied by too large rooms, split down the middle in order to have double the offer and improve its design. The client aims to transform the current image to a boutique hotel.
The project design aims to improve areas, redesign the building to provide energy savings by bioclimatic techniques.
In the conceptualization of this project we got inspired by the symbol of the “dreamcatcher” creating a new skin for the terraces with a circles pattern, which while retaining the warm and rustic image give a contemporary twist.
Spaces are redesigned with more ecological and bioclimatic criteria.
Solar Pasive Design:
The balconies are extended to provide more shade to rooms throughout the day.
Opposite Windows are designed oriented to the prevailing winds to cool the space naturally.
The design reduces energy consumption through the design of the terraces, natural ventilation, lighting and low power equipment.
The waste is treated by a septic tank and ecologically clean clean the water at 90%, then is reused in the garden by irrigation as a surface canal system.
Irrigation Water Recycling:
The garden is irrigated with underground water recycling.
Location: 5ta Avenida, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
Architect: sanzpont [arquitectura]
Project Team: Victor Sanz Pont, Sergio Sanz, Tania Cota
MEP Engineering: Arbibe Construciones. Ing. Eduardo Bierge.
Structural Engeneering: Victor Sanz Pont.
Design Year: 2010
Status: Scheduled to 2012
Renders: Jose Miguel Cano