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Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

  • 11:00 - 7 October, 2015
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 26 Nte & 1 Avenida Nte, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., México
  • President

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader

    Andrés Cajiga
  • Project Area

    27500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Project Manager

    Daniel López
  • Engineering Coordination

    Marcos Hernández
  • Engineering Team

    Juan Carlos Díaz y Héctor Ruiz
  • Construction Coordination

    CPMA Construction Managers Asociados
  • Media & Marketing

    Rosalba Rojas, Jimena Orvañanos
  • Design Team

    Liliana Reyes, Maricarmen Lazo, Perla Vázquez, André Jacques, Gabriela Puente
  • Interior Design

    Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos + Rockwell Group
  • SMA Interior Design Director

    Nadia Borrás. Enrique Ralph
  • SMA Interior Design Team

    Gzgregorz Leiner, Fernanda Sotomayor, Regina Jarque
  • Rockwell Group Founder and President

    David Rockwell
  • Rockwell Group Studio Leader

    Carmen Aguilar
  • Rockwell Group Design Team

    Hilli Wuerz, Barry Richards, Tomas Predrasa, Daniel Holguin, Patricia Barbis, Mónica Gutiérrez
  • Structural Engineering

    Aguilar Ingenierios
  • Electrical Engineering

    Circuito Ingenieros Consultores Electromecánicos
  • Air Conditioning Engineering

    IACSA
  • Systems & Special Engineering

    Innovative Designs
  • Hydrosanitary Engineering

    Garza Maldonado Ingenieros
  • Lighting Consultant

    Luz y Forma
  • Audio & Video Consultant

    Circuito
  • Landscape Consultant

    Gabayet Paisajistas
  • Construction

    ARCA Desarrollos
  • Client Manager / Design Coordination

    Mark Seligson – architecturalTACTICS
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

From the architect. As one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, the paradise-like Playa del Carmen makes a great leap forward with the development of the Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen. 

This project, in the heart of Playa del Carmen, is located on an irregular site that slopes down to the sea, with a 140-meter beachfront and a significant area of natural mangrove to be preserved. 

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A series of studies of distribution, land use and protection of the natural area led to the development of an architectural program divided into three blocks. Each block is designed with a different intention and purpose to generate a wide range of sensations, routes and experiences for guests or visitors. 

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The first block forms the connection between the avenue and the hotel, creating an interior roadway for pedestrians and vehicles lined by retail stores, generating an informal urban ambience recalling that of the famous 5th Avenue. This indoor street ascends to define the access route to the main plaza, which becomes the motor lobby. Taking advantage of this elevation, the ballrooms are located beneath the plaza, while the back of house areas are located underneath this indoor street. 

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The second block is located at the center of the site, forming a visual and spatial connection between the various elements. It takes a rectangular shape, surrounded by a four- story block of hotel rooms. Inside are the fabulous mangrove gardens, which are preserved and used to create a central garden, the perfect setting for the surrounding rooms. 

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

Above this garden and right at the center of the second block there is an open covered pedestrian walkway, with amenities, pavilions and exceptional sea views, which can be seen from the first block. The space beneath this promenade area is employed for the meeting rooms and spa. A large curved, conical, stone-clad volume rising from the earth is the principal visual element relating to the spa. Its design alludes to the magnificent cenote pools that are unique to this area. Inside, an expansive, peaceful space is provided for guests to relax. 

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

As the closest to the sea, the third block offers the best views, which are shared with the rest of the site and enhanced with a striking 12-meter high window that spans 55 meters. 

This final block is the heart of the hotel and accommodates the entertainment amenities, with the advantage of the direct contact with the beach. The pools and terraces surround the four-story building providing the rooms and suites with the best views. 

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The selection of materials and finishes was based on adaptation to the surroundings, with sand-colored cladding and stone, extensive use of natural wood, native vegetation, water bodies, and warm, indirect lighting, among other details. The project’s largest and most significant spaces were purpose-designed to showcase artworks. The concept of this art was worked on in conjunction with the artist César López-Negrete, and his pieces were specifically created for this project. 

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos" [Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos] 07 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/774810/hotel-grand-hyatt-playa-del-carmen-sordo-madaleno-arquitectos/>
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3 Comments

shipspassing · October 08, 2015

Strangely muddled and fussy for something trying to be stark and simple.

bibi · October 08, 2015

that was a classy light shaft ! rest of design a bit messy though.

Jake Groth · October 07, 2015

Their are some great moments in this building. Job well done.Beautiful longitudinal section.

Croco Dile · October 08, 2015 06:37 PM

Yes, some good ideas, and some not that great.

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