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Movijovem Youth Hostel / ComA

  • 01:00 - 30 May, 2010
Movijovem Youth Hostel / ComA
Movijovem Youth Hostel / ComA, © Nelson Garrido
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Penhas da Saúde, Serra da Estrela, Portugal
  • Architects

    ComA, Architecture and Design
  • Project Architect

    Arch. Paulo Street, Arch. Hugo Guerreiro
  • Design Team

    André Antunes, Bruno Marcelino
  • Structural Engineers

    Engº Jorge Simões
  • Planning Supervisor

    Pretago
  • Type Of Project

    Youth Hostel
  • Client

    Movijovem
  • Main Contractor

    António Ascensão Coelho & Filhos S.A.
  • Total Cost

    600,000.00€
  • Area

    758.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. ComA architects, had the challenge of designing an extension to the old youth Hostel, located in Penhas da Saúde, Serra da Estrela, the biggest mountain in Portugal.

This privileged site was the most important influence on the final form of this ambitious new hostel house with 694.10 sqm, twenty rooms, a living room and a other facilities that meet the needs of young guests.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The design is based in two fundamental principals: the relationship with the old youth Hostel build and the architecture surroundings. This bringed the new building into a strategic location, close enough to link with the old building, and far enough to be seen as an independent volume with singular views to the mountains.

This new architecture volume links perfectly with the local architecture, working as a contemporary interpretation of it.

They explored the site by introducing a volume of two-storey, based in a platform used as an exterior private guest promontório, which not constitute a visual barrier along the landscape and which aims to make the best use of natural light and views.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

Hostel interior guides young guests into a dramatic low cost space. Having entered into this environment, it´s clear that architects main concern was to focus on ways of approaching proportion and light and materials, and not in the development of a set of style.

Penhas da Saúde Youth Hostel, is far beyond an hostel, it reflects the new concept of slow travel and proves that unusual sites are an extraordinary way to test new ideas.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

This latest addition to Penhas da Saude landscape scene is the type of minor adjustment, which did not go unnoticed and which request for relaxation and a different concept of youth staying.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
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IN STUDIO arq. · March 01, 2012

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LLL · February 28, 2012

“@StrangArchitect: great mountain youth hostel in Portugal http://t.co/dUUZF5L5” ??? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ?.

Strang Architecture · February 28, 2012

great mountain youth hostel in Portugal http://t.co/rrQMUH1r

Adonai Schlösser · June 01, 2010

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Ahhhhh, nada como um bom hostel........

Anna · May 31, 2010

The outside is quite nice, but the inside is just awful! The inside materials are horrible!

up_today_arch · May 31, 2010

Short elevations, east and northwest, are very nice...

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