Hotel in Pontinha, Funchal - Duarte Caldeira | architect
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Hotel in Pontinha, Funchal

This is a project for a small hotel set in a triangular plot in Pontinha’s ship terminal pier and very close to the sea. The site has a good exposure to the sun and the ocean view. The hotel has six floors and a total of 34 guestrooms.
The entrances are located on the ground floor and first floor, where the service and public areas are found, as well the restaurant and the outdoor terrace. The guestrooms and suites with private balconies occupy the above floors.

The building and its service area fully cover the available land so the pool and the solarium are on the top floor. The swimming pool is located on the building’s outer corner. The two sides along the facades are built with glass panel, making it visible to the outside. On the other hand, the water and the swimmers can be seen from the street.

The windows and balconies of the guestrooms are located in the east and south facades and face the outside of the plot and he corridors and service areas are situated on the opposite side.

The building main facades are volcanic basalt stone clad. These are aligned with the site boundaries but recede from the 3rd floor upwards, allowing small trees and shrubs to provide shade to the balconies. It resembles a rock with terraces where plants and vegetation grows.

status – stand by
location – Funchal  Madeira  Portugal
year – 2013
architect – Duarte Caldeira


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