Hotel Centro Guadalajara, México, Mexican Building, Architecture
Hotel Centro, México : Guadalajara Building
Guadalajara Building – design by e+i studio
30 Dec 2011
Design: e+i studio
The project proposal for Hotel Centro harnesses the strategic location of the hotel estate by proposing a dynamic oblique opening that cuts through the building mass, and is oriented towards the cathedral plaza. This urban gesture enables every hotel room to have a view of the cathedral and plaza. Our goal was to devise an alternative to a utilitarian interior patio, and instead of interior facing rooms, enable constant dialogue between hotel spaces and cathedral plaza; bringing the public space into the hotel as well as extending out onto it.
The façade is conceived as an element that wraps all the hotel programmed spaces in a striated masonry envelope, from which window-like elements peel off to further orient views and dialogue with the cathedral plaza. The material selected for the masonry exterior is a local sandstone that dialogues with the rich cream and earth colors of the surrounding building.
Hotel Centro Guadalajara – Building Information
Project Team e+i: Partners: Eva Perez de Vega, Ian Gordon ; Assistant: Aviva Novick
Size: 3,000 sqm
Hotel Centro images / information from e+i studio
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