Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

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Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  490
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
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Text description provided by the architects. The assignment was to create an Integral Yoga and Spa Center in an area of 418 irregular square meters, located in Colonia Carretas, two blocks from the historic Arcos, in the city of Querétaro.

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The design premise was to create a center in constant contact with nature (the outside). For that purpose the project generates a thick slab in the totality of the plot, which is perforated to create inner patios with gardens. All the spaces in the project relate constantly through these patios.

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Plan
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The ground floor is a large space subdivided by a sequence of patios where the cafeteria and the multipurpose room are located. This level was defined by colored concrete walls to enhance the materiality.

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Adjacent to this sequence of courtyards is the entrance to the spa where assembled wood volumes contain the massage rooms, generating an interesting combination between light and rambling paths. The massage rooms open onto a completely private triangular patio.

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On the upper floor are located the yoga pavilions overlying the thick slab. These are solved in steel and glass looking for the best views of the trees in the surroundings. From these pavilions you have access to a gravel garden surrounded by vegetation which is used for breaks between yoga sessions.

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Originally published on 18 January, 2013

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Address:Carretas, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico

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Cite: "Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray" [Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray] 19 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/318920/spa-queretaro-ambrosi-i-etchegaray> ISSN 0719-8884

© Luis Gordoa

克雷塔罗温泉会所 / Ambrosi I Etchegatay

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