Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos

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  • Architects: RH+ Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  11610
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Technal, Bindopor, CIFIAL, Cerâmica Vale da Gândara, Italbox, Levantina, Starpool, Widinglass
  • Architects In Charge: Roberto Castro, Hugo Jesus
  • 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
  • City: Estreito da Calheta
  • Country: Portugal
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Address:9370 Estreito da Calheta, Portugal

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Cite: "Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos" [Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa / RH+ Arquitectos] 02 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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