Santa Agueda- Residential resort

Evelyn Alonso Rohner

You can hear the sea from the houses. They are not in the front line, but very close to a beach in the southwest of the island. The plot is narrow and U-shaped and opens to a public park. This park is part of the project.

There are 49 dwellings, each with a small garden, which is intended to have the feeling of an extra room in the open air and therefore in need of a certain amount of privacy. This explains the overall shape of the project, which subtly seeks to create its own outdoor spaces and to emphasise the individuality.There are three different types of dwellings.

The reception, cafeteria and restaurant are on two levels, but emphasising spatial continuity. This is highlighted and accentuated by the linearity of the orange table-bar at the entrance, suspended from the ceiling by means of braces. The continuous sequence is also emphasised by the rhythm of the exposed concrete porticoes and the U-shaped beams of the false wooden acoustic ceiling.

The communal swimming pool and solarium are located high above the single-storey dwellings, overlooking the sea. From inside the water you can see the old casuarinas - accustomed to living at the foot of the sea - and beyond them the horizon. The pool deck forms a large, curved, sloping plane that rises from the entrance to the bathing platform. This extensive wooden ramped plane is successively cut into horizontal plateaus on which to place the deckchairs.

The central public park, and in general the entire landscaping of the project, was given a great deal of importance. The idea was to achieve a regular space based on zigzag strips, each with different types of vegetation and different heights. The only element common to the whole park is the linear paving of floating concrete, between which grass grows naturally.

The landscaping, the shading of the roof decking, the terraces and the cross ventilation, try to avoid the heat island effect and the need for air conditioning in the complex.

Planning partners: José Antonio Sosa

Client: Grupo Cordial

Category: Housing, Landscape and Garden, Recreation and Tourism

Project Gallery

AGUEDA_01.jpg, © José Oller, Photographer: José Oller
AGUEDA_02.jpg, © José Oller, Photographer: José Oller
AGUEDA_03.jpg, © José Antonio Sosa, Photographer: José Antonio Sosa
AGUEDA_04.jpg, © José Antonio Sosa, Photographer: José Antonio Sosa
AGUEDA_05.jpg, © José Antonio Sosa, Photographer: José Antonio Sosa
AGUEDA_06.jpg, © José Antonio Sosa, Photographer: José Antonio Sosa

Evelyn Alonso Rohner

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Sor Ana 1 | 35310 Santa Brígida