Herdade da Aroeira Hotel
A constructive pattern that camouflages the building in the deep green of the vegetation
Located in a protected area just 25 kilometres from the centre of Lisbon and a mere 600 metres from the beach, Herdade da Aroeira is the largest residential and golf complex in the Greater Lisbon area. Spread over 350 hectares populated by thousands of pine and cork oak trees and blessed with several lakes, the resort has invested in the construction of a hotel capable of offering a luxurious package of services: pure leisure and relaxation, beach, countryside and sports. Taking advantage of the proximity to the ocean, the design provided for 70 double and suite rooms, the main merit of which is the intimate relationship with the natural surroundings.
If the interior atmosphere invests in comfort and functionality, the exterior makes the best use of wood to promote an architecture of contemporary lines, yet compromising with details of the traditional popular architecture of the region. Beyond giving visual force to the design, the vertical brise soleil seeks to enunciate a constructive pattern organically camouflaged in the deep green of the surroundings. The huge glazed surfaces create interior spaces reflecting the luxuriant beauty of the exterior vegetation.