the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Hotels
  4. Portugal
  5. JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ - ARQUITECTO
  6. 2013
  7. Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz
Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG + 19

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

From the Architects: Ecork is a Hotel in Évora , Portugal , with a spa , health club , gym, restaurant , bar , conference rooms , outdoor pool and 56 bungalows .

Built on a set of cork and olive trees, the general plan is inspired in the Medieval villages of the Alentejo, where it was common to find a main complex ( Castle ) and several white buildings around it .

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

All services and hotel facilities are aggregated into a single building, freeing the land outside the bungalows.

Influenced by the vernacular and Arabic architecture, is created a monolithic volume with small openings to the outside ,which together with cork coating , fully recyclable , ensures thermal protection of the building .

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Built around a large courtyard ,the layout is designed so as to take advantage of cross- winds and air circulation , thus reducing power consumption to the minimum necessary .

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

In order to ensure the lowest possible occupation and overview of the Alentejo Landscape, outdoor pool and bar are located on the roof of the building . All 56 bungalows are suites .

Their deployment, scattered among the olive trees around the property is defined by the structure of internal thoroughfares . These paths are read as a series of abstract volumes and surfaces, plastered and whitewashed.

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

View the complete gallery

Cite: "Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz" [Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz - Arquitecto] 30 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Castro, Fernanda) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/462513/ecork-hotel-jose-carlos-cruz/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

“迷宫”酒店 Ecork Hotel / JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ - ARQUITECTO