A2arquitectos created an indoor pool and spa for one particular of the most distinctive hotels on the eastern component of the island of Mallorca, Spain.
In 1967, a small hotel, Hotel Castell dells Hams, was established on the island of Mallorca amid the Mediterranean vegetation. Above time, and by way of subtle improvements and extensions, it has become one of the most distinctive hotels on the eastern part of the island.
The last of the alterations, meant to celebrate the Mediterranean light and the location’s idyllic bond with nature, turned the hotel into significantly a lot more that just a holiday destination. The work centered on changing the covering and enclosure of the present heated pool and to develop an adjacent spa to supplement it.
During growth, the task was split into 2 independent zones, each developed to suit its very own particular objective. The mail pool location is adorned with a series of square openings for windows in the roof that let the light to flood into the area. The spa intended for skin treatments and rest is found to give the site visitors the ideal views of the surrounding landscape and is also filled with light in all rooms in which light is essential. The placement of the 2 zones makes them meet at a single point the place 1 faces the other, so that they are interlinked. This provides access to each through the hotel lobby, which is linked to the mail pool area.
The pool was initially linked to what was as soon as regarded the back of the hotel, the place it was confined to a room that was clearly becoming wasted. The challenge of the project was not only to stop the new regions from getting employed as secondary attributes, but to ensure they have been employed to highlight the hotel’s sunniest facade. Now completed, the roof is dotted with windows. This interplay of window holes in the roof produces a lovely dance of light reflections inside.
In the spa location, the space is sculpted and colorful showers of light movement via the openings in the roof. This makes the constructing itself portion of the treatment method, offering the feeling of nicely-currently being designed by nature when it is launched into the developing, a feeling of total immersion for the visitor.
Photographs by Laura Torres Roa & Antonio Benito Amengual