The three pre-existing buildings around a mediterranean courtyard are located Coimbra, in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Protection Zone.
▼酒店围绕庭院布局，the hotel is arranged around a mediterranean courtyard
In such delicate surroundings, the intervention seeks a delicate design balanced between the need for technical adaptations to contemporary building demands, the legal requirements for a contemporary hotel and the huge care that an intervention of this type requires. In other words, the adaption to the new program and the consequent deep intervention by all means paid deep respect for the historical relevance of the buildings and its great architectural and constructive values.
This balanced strategy allowed, at the same time, to clarify the difference between the preserved old elements and all the new and, above all, the difference between the three buildings: the former house on the upper level, the small palace on the lower level, and the third in-between, which is more picturesque.
▼三座既有建筑位于不同的水平高度，the three existing buildings are located on different levels
The courtyard which aggregates the three buildings is open to the public and is the life heart of the new hotel.
▼首层庭院空间，courtyard on the lower level
▼二层庭院，courtyard on the upper level
The use of traditional materials such as stone, wood and iron, not only for for structural purposes but also for final details and finishings made, at the end, the whole intervention coherent and avoids a disruptive atmosphere or design.
▼酒店入口望向吧台，view from the doorway
▼大厅和吧台，lobby and bar
▼窗边座位区，seating area beside the windows
▼室内细部，interior detailed view
▼带有服务功能的功能家具，service core in the hotel room
▼远眺城市，overlook to the city
Architecture: depA Architects (Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo, Luís Sobral, Miguel Santos, Sara Pontes, Margarida Leitão)
Engeneering: CPX, Ncrep, Mse
Photo Credits: José Campos