Conceptual proposal finished, never built
Fajer family and Andres Mendez
Partner (Alejandro Villarreal), Co Worker (Sugey Ramirez)
The site consists of a 10,160.00 sq m plot located in Puerto Marquez, in the city of Acapulco, Mexico. It is immersed in a dense vegetation area, with a steep slope and direct access to the nearby beach village.
The concept consisted in making a boutique hotel that literally was born out of the jungle, adapting as much as possible to the topography and being condiderate as much as possible to it´s natural and cultural surroundings. The program consisted in 60 suites, hotel reception and lounge area, pool facilities, restaurants, spa and gym, through 9 levels, with an overall built area of 13,374.8 sq m.
To achieve this immersion, we contemplated that each one of the rooms was surrounded by pure vegetation, creating a kind of private jungle, to which the room could close or open, according to it´s user needs.
The architectural language tried to incorporate not only the strength of the natural environment, but also the cultural environment. This is why we incorporated a vernacular/contemporary language, that is sensitive both to the local community and to the end user. We crowned the top of the building with a clean white orthogonal volume, reminiscent of the tropical modern architecture of the 1960’s.
The program consists in the following:
Pools, esplanade, bathrooms, cellars and machine room.
1st level to 6th level:
Suits with private jungles.
Spa, dining for staff, service bathrooms, general cellars, cold room, engine room and rubbish area.
Administration, lobby, lounge area with bonfires, bar, bathrooms and cellar.
Pool, restaurant and bathrooms.