Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

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  • Architects: José Carlos Cruz - Arquitecto
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  6300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013
  • Engineering : NEWTON, Consultores de Engenharia
  • Mechanical Engineer : ENES.COORD
  • Responsible Architect : José Carlos Cruz
  • Interiors : José Carlos Cruz - Arquitecto
  • Country : Portugal
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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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

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Cite: "Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz" [Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz - Arquitecto] 30 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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