Hotel Centro Guadalajara, México, Mexican Building, Architecture

Hotel Centro, México : Guadalajara Building

Guadalajara Building – design by e+i studio

30 Dec 2011

Hotel Centro

Design: e+i studio

Guadalajara, Mexico

2011

Concept

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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.

Façade

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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
Client: Private
Size: 3,000 sqm

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Location: Guadalajara, México, North America

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