位置 | The location
▼酒店外观，exterior view © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
The location is one of those places that we imagine no longer exists. Urban pressures, the passage of time and the resulting constraints, that often transform a specific locale from an interesting to a less interesting locale, have not affected this site’s essential existence or character.
Cabedelo and its beach were perhaps better known in the past, due to the leisure activities on offer, the beach and local nightlife and entertainment. We’re sure that the location, the sand dunes, the beach, the port and the sea will now enjoy a new lease of life – a dialogue that will engender a new way of life, new interests, better balance, in a transformation of nature, protecting and promoting it and thereby fostering more balanced use thereof.
▼鸟瞰，aerial view © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
方案 | The proposal
▼一层平面图，1st floor plan © Carlos Castanheira
▼酒店露台和沙滩环境，the hotel terrace and the beach environment © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
The proposal is drawn up specifically for the location and proposed in function of its unique characteristics. The underlying elements of the idea include the land, its movements, the formation of the sand dunes, that give rise to others and lead us to the beach, the pine trees and other vegetation, the urban relationship and the desired programme.
Someone once said and wrote that: the idea already exists in the location, which couldn’t be truer.
The objective is to create a hotel. The word, hotel, is not always connected to a positive intervention. For many years, and even today, the term is associated to a large building with many rooms, with a strong volumetric presence and hordes of people entering and leaving. It won’t be a hotel along the lines described above. It will be a place of tranquility, occupied by a few people who live or stay in the differentiated and different spaces, able to meet with another in the various social venues, in light of their facilities and functions.
▼餐厅，restaurant © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
布局 | Organisation
Upon our arrival we encounter the main entrance. The entrance for cars will be restricted to that which is strictly necessary for the unit’s essential functioning. Otherwise the entrance to the hotel will be on foot – obligatory, easy and pleasant. The technical access will be achieved from the road to the south of the unit.
▼酒店大堂入口，lobby entrance © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼电梯和楼梯间，elevator hall and staircase © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
The main building, which has the largest volume, will house the technical and administrative services, a restaurant, bar and the large terrace. Taking advantage of the difference in height between the lower elevation of the ground and the higher elevation of the sand dune, a semi-subterranean floor will be created for technical functions. The social and meeting spaces for guests will rest upon the sand dune itself, making it possible to gaze out to sea, enjoy the sunset, and feel the wind.
▼休息室，lounge © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼共享长桌，the shared table © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼户外休闲区，exterior lounge © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼露天平台，outdoor terrace © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
There will be no hotel rooms as such, something rather different is intended. Small houses of different sizes, almost identical but only similar, will be assembled – carefully distributed between the pine trees, where there is sufficient space for them to be inserted. Further south, there will be a line of small apartments, erected on the sand dune itself, thereby solidifying and preserving it.
▼一系列小房子被谨慎地置入松树之间，a set of mall houses are carefully distributed between the pine trees © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
In the centre, further back, but with good sun exposure, there will be a larger volume, integrated within the volumes of the other constructions and the sand dune – that will house a swimming pool and a facility today known as a SPA.
▼从小屋望向酒店主体，view towards the main building from the bungalows © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼从酒店中庭望向小屋 © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
view towards the bungalows from the hotel atrium
▼走廊，corridor © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
材料 | Materials
The materials to be used are already found in the locale – i.e. natural materials. Wooden constructions, assembled in the locale, adapted to the lie of the land, existing features, as if pre-planned. The materials to be used will be primarily wood, some glass, enabling the interior to extend into the exterior, and ensuring that the exteriors form an integral part of the interiors, offering comfort and privacy.
▼客房，guest room © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼客房露台，guest room terrace © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
The copper-sheet roof coverings guarantee waterproofing and above all will generate a natural colouring, that over time will draw closer to the existing natural colours. Other key materials are the existing expanses of green, all of which are to be maintained.
▼沙丘之上，lying on the sand dunes © Fernando Guerra | FS+SG
▼项目模型，project model © Carlos Castanheira
▼酒店主体模型局部，main building model partial view © Carlos Castanheira
▼一层平面图，1st floor plan © Carlos Castanheira
▼二层平面图，2nd floor plan © Carlos Castanheira
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan © Carlos Castanheira
▼酒店主体立面图，hotel main building elevations © Carlos Castanheira
▼酒店主体剖面图，hotel main building sections © Carlos Castanheira
▼小屋A平面和剖面图，Bungalow A plans and sections © Carlos Castanheira
▼小屋B平面和剖面图，Bungalow B plans and sections © Carlos Castanheira
Dublin, May 28, 2008
Carlos Castanheira, architect
Praia do Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
CC&CB -Architects, Lda
Coordenador do Projecto/Project Coordinator:
Joana Soeiro Fernanda Sá Sofia Conceição Diogo Pinho Susana Oliveira Sara Pinto Mariana Mendes Erika Musci Germano Viera Pedro Afonso
Construção em Madeira/Wood construction:
Área de Construção/Total Building Area
Fernando Guerra -FS+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura