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Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos

  • 03:00 - 2 January, 2019
Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos
Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos, © Duarte Andrade
© Duarte Andrade

© Duarte Andrade © Nick Baytun © Duarte Andrade © Nick Baytun + 44

  • Collaborator

    Cristina Perdigão
  • Interior Design

    Nini Andrade Silva, RH+ Arquitectos
  • Strutural Project

    KPLANO
  • Plumbing Engineer

    Luvego - Miguel Bettencourt
  • Eletrical Engineer

    Fernando Sousa Pereira
  • Light Design

    LUZARQ
  • Air Conditioning Engineer

    Luvego - Pedro Camacho
  • Energy Efficiency Engineering

    Francisco Ferreira
  • Acoustic Engineer

    Luvego - Magda Matos
  • Fire Safety Engineer

    Gapezin - António Matias
  • Landscape Architeture

    Ana Rita Mestre
  • General Contractor

    AFAVIAS
  • Client

    Savoy Resorts
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© Siet Savoy
© Siet Savoy

Text description provided by the architects. The project is determined by the commitment to the place. The architectural object is located in the escarpment overlooking the sea and assumes its aesthetics, a situation that has proven to be a technical challenge with a great landscape importance. Due to its location and its rustic surrounding, the hotel’s body has an irregular configuration inspired by the traditional terraces of Madeira.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Like these terraces – that reshape the irregularity of the territory throughout the definition of platforms meant for farming, whose construction is possible by stone walls – conceptually the Hotel intends to mimic these structures in the way its floors are arranged and connected to each other, seeking to dilute its presence by becoming part of the mountain itself. This concept comes to life with the definition of a deconstructed volume built in concrete slabs, which sometimes approaches and other times distance themselves from the rock formations, redefining the topography of the place.

© Duarte Andrade
© Duarte Andrade

By including as many plants as possible, not only in the roof but also in the balconies, another important part of the hotel’s image is defined, resembling once more the typical terraces that take part in the landscape of the island. The five-star hotel has 181 rooms, has a Gross floor area of 11 610m2 from which 6720.00m2 are green spaces. The interior design is based on the ‘boutique hotel’ concept, with wide open spaces and clear views of the sea, seeking to create a sophisticated space with a close connection with the natural elements and based on the sea/mountain dichotomy.

Section 1
Section 1
Section 2
Section 2

To complement the accommodation the building also comprises two outdoor swimming pools, two indoor pools, a spa, and fitness club, two restaurants, a panoramic bar, a room reserved for events and two auditoriums. There is also an extra space – a museum -, whose collection is dedicated to saccharine production tradition, which gives the motto to the hotel.

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Cite: "Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos" [Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos] 02 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/906399/savoy-saccharum-resort-and-spa-rh-plus-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884

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