The Canine & Feline Hotel is located in Parada, Vila do Conde and the main program consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, a hotel where the animals stay for a few days, during holidays or professional travel of their owners. The remaining program is a complement to the space’s activity, with a veterinary office, a grooming room, outdoor training areas and a swimming pool for pets.
▼项目概览，Overview ©João Morgado
The program is distributed over three buildings that are interconnected, allowing to create three different areas. This way we got to separate the cat zone from the dog zone, avoiding the meeting of both and reducing the animal noises. In another building we find all the public service spaces. In combination with the programmatic layout needs, the three volumes were designed to reduce the impact of the construction area in order to improve its landscape integration.
▼项目鸟瞰，Bird’s eye view ©João Morgado
▼酒店共有三栋独立相连的建筑，The hotel has three separate and connected buildings ©João Morgado
▼第一栋建筑外观，The exterior of the first building ©João Morgado
▼拥有两层楼、空间最大的第二栋建筑，The largest second building with two floors ©João Morgado
▼立面细部，Facade details ©João Morgado
The first volume, with only one floor, corresponds to the reception and support area, with service desk, a small shop, a storage room, the sanitary facilities, an office, a veterinary’s office and a grooming room. The second volume is the biggest one and takes advantage of the existing topographic for the creation of two floors, functioning as a link between the highest part of the terrain (the entrance area) and the lower part (the playground for the animals). Upstairs we have forty-one dogs’ shelter separated by the central corridor with a small garden to obstruct the eye contact of the animals facing each other. In the lower floor, with a spiral staircase access, we have a multipurpose space, a technical room, a laundry room and a locker room and bathroom for employees.
▼作为接待和服务区的第一栋建筑，The first building as the reception and service area ©João Morgado
▼从动物游乐场看向犬舍，View to the kennel from the animal playground ©João Morgado
▼与其他建筑的连接走廊区域，Connecting corridor areas ©João Morgado
▼41间狗舍被中央走廊隔开，中间的小花园则可以避免动物们的目光接触，The 41 kennels are separated by a central corridor, with a small garden in the middle to avoid eye contact ©João Morgado
Inside, the floor of all spaces is continuous and waterproof, with the application of self-leveling epoxy floor. On the walls of the bathrooms, in the changing rooms, on the stairs and in the interior garden of the dog building is used a single light grey microcement coating. The doors and cabinets carpentry are made with white lacquered MDF.
The third volume corresponds to the cats’ shelter, is the smallest one and has twelve independent accommodation spaces, with a central space of circulation around an interior garden that serves as a playground area for cats and is lit by a large skylight.
▼所有室内空间都采用了连续且防水的环氧树脂自流平地板，The floor of all spaces is continuous and waterproof, with the application of self-leveling epoxy floor ©João Morgado
▼浅灰色水泥旋转楼梯，Light grey concrete spiral staircase ©João Morgado
▼院内的深灰色混凝土地板，The courtyard has a dark gray concrete floor ©João Morgado
About the house finishing’s, the outside walls and ceilings are covered in ETICS system whit light grey color and thermal insulation on all surfaces. In the roof are used bitumen sheet membranes, thermal insulation and protection by natural pebble stone. On the balconies and in the car parking area of visitors is used dark grey concrete flooring. On the access route to the basement floor (loading and unloading services) is used region’s granite cube. Outside, the granite stone walls were cleaned and preserved, keeping the same old construction method. In the fence of the dog training camps are used granite posts to secure the fence nets. These granite posts already existed on the ground, and were used in the vineyard near the walls of the planting field.
▼院内自耕区，Yard self-farming area ©João Morgado
▼项目模型，Model ©Raulino Silva Arquitecto
▼轴测图，axonometric(al) drawing ©Raulino Silva Arquitecto
▼底层平面，Ground floor plan ©Raulino Silva Arquitecto
▼一层平面，First floor plan ©Raulino Silva Arquitecto
Architecture: Raulino Silva Arquitecto
Team: Raulino Silva, Daniela Amorim, Cátia Sampaio, João Mendes, Carla Ribeiro, Hélder Jesus, Elena Marino, Giuliano Pavarese
Location: Vila do Conde, Portugal
Area: 797,00 sqm
Project Year: 2015 – 2017
Construction Year | 2017 – 2019
Photography: João Morgado