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In Lima Hotel & Spa / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 22 November, 2011
In Lima Hotel & Spa / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura
In Lima Hotel & Spa / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, © Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

© Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Architects

    Topos Atelier de Arquitectura / Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
  • Collaborators

    Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira, Luís Peixoto
  • Area

    2562.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The IN LIMA Hotel & SPA is located at the entrance of the village of Ponte de Lima, Portugal's oldest town, characterized by its medieval architecture, its Roman bridge and the natural surroundings overlooking the Lima river.

Site Plan
Site Plan

Connected to one of the town's public gardens, that becomes once a week a marketplace, the hotel benefits from the rooms' terraces and the reception and restoration areas of a magnificent panoramic view over the Lima river and its Roman bridge as well as of the wide avenue of plane trees that shades the architectonic ensemble of the convent of Santo António.

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

The building is materialized by a white concrete volume, closed on the west and open on the east, balanced on a wedge of copper and glass, placed on a monolithic stone base of Ponte de Lima's yellow granite. This is intended to establish with the convent and the chapel of Senhora da Guia, a trilogy that frames the garden spaces. The position of the main white concrete body, perpendicular to the street, and the overhang that houses the hotel entrance, allowed to create views of the architectural ensemble of the convent and finish the residential and commercial building whose extension was brutally interrupted.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Kept below the sidewalk and lower garden level, the basement includes the technical and service areas, a conference room, 10 rooms and a spa. The ground floor is dematerialized by a large glass that shelters the reception, the restaurant and the terrace areas, while the white concrete volume contains the remaining rooms and suites with terraces.

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

This time, the complicated configuration of the terrain assigned to the hotel construction and the lack of continuity between the built elements, which constitute the entrance to Ponte de Lima, led to the design of a volume/autonomous object, whose function is to improve relations between the buildings and establish new dynamics able to provide the area with a little more urbanity.

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Jesus Manzanilla · November 23, 2011

Un Spa en Lima con Tremendo Diseño, Una vaina envidiable! http://t.co/ZzHTogXn

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Gen · November 22, 2011

UAU! And yet we see just another heavy obtuse white box...very subtle and sensible indeed :/

FC · July 16, 2012 07:51 PM

a white box is as obtuse as one want's it to be...

H-J · November 22, 2011

Somehow I knew it was a Portuguese project after looking at the first image...

Marco Theseider Duprè · November 22, 2011

why do they put 10 rooms in the basement???

Dennis Moss Jnr · November 22, 2011

fantastic

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