Appreciation towards A2arquitectos for providing the following description:
Photographers: Laura Torres Roa and Antonio Benito Amengual.
Client/investor: Hotel Castell dels Hams.
Address: Crta. Manacor – Porto Cristo Km. 10, Porto Cristo, Majorca.
Place: Island of Majorca.
Date of completion: 2011.
Building size: 690 square meters.
Structure: Melchor Mascaró.
Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Totelsa climatización y maquinaria de
Materials provider: Santandreu Sureda Materiales de construcción. Doors,
windows and glazing specialist: Velux and Promon. Plumbery: Talleres Petope.
Finishes: Santandreu Sureda, Sistemas RM and Fusteria Can Teret.
Electrical instalations: Electro-hidráulica.
Signages: Rotuls Manacor.
Collaborators: Rut Prieto Martínez and Denise Santandreu Utermark.
of Majorca amid the Mediterranean vegetation. Over time, and through subtle
improvements and extensions, it has become one of the most distinctive hotels
on the eastern part of the island.
location’s idyllic bond with nature, turned the hotel into much more than just
a holiday destination.
pool and to create an adjacent spa to supplement it.
designed to suit its own specific purpose.
the roof that allow the light to flood into the area. The spa intended for skin
treatments and relaxation is located to give the visitors the best views of the
surrounding landscape and is also filled with light in all rooms where light is
faces the other, so that they are interlinked. This gives access to both
through the hotel lobby, which is connected to the main pool area.
hotel, where it was confined to a space that was clearly being wasted. The
challenge of the project was not only to stop the new areas from being used as
secondary features, but to ensure they were used to highlight the hotel’s
sunniest facade. Now completed, the roof is dotted with windows. This
interplay of window holes in the roof creates a beautiful dance of light
reflections inside The existing pool has got new facades and a new green roof,
which is dotted with a series of square openings. This interplay of window
holes creates a beautiful dance of light reflections in the building.
through the openings in the roof. This makes the building itself part of the
treatment, offering the feeling of well-being created by nature when it is
introduced into the building, a feeling of total immersion for the visitor.