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VIVOOD Landscape Hotel & 5E Spa, Alicante
29 Sep 2020
VIVOOD Landscape Hotel, Guadalest Valley
Architect: Daniel Mayo
Location: Guadalest Valley, province of Alicante, Spain
VIVOOD Landscape Hotel
Sustainable architecture that connects with nature
Photography © Alfonso Calza
Ecology, sustainability and well-being were the three principles on which the project of the architect, founder and director of VIVOOD Landscape Hotel & 5E Spa, Daniel Mayo, was founded. This young man from Segovia wanted to light an innovative and pioneering project in the tourism sector, and he did so, designing the first landscape hotel in Spain.
VIVOOD Landscape Hotel is located in the middle of nature in the province of Alicante, more specifically in the Guadalest Valley. There is located the almost 81,000m2 farm that houses this establishment, a land full of Mediterranean flora and surrounded by mountains.
The VIVOOD hotel is designed not only for the guest to leave behind routine or stress thanks to the disconnection, relaxation and comfort that is achieved there; VIVOOD also seeks to be an experience that appeals to all the senses, where you can connect and become immersed in the purest nature. To this end, every detail has been taken care of and taken care of when designing and projecting this hotel. One of the most important aspects has been the architectural design, something to which Guardian Glass has contributed with its glass solutions.
In the words of the VIVOOD team of architects, “since the project is to develop a landscape hotel in a privileged natural environment, where the direct relationship with the outside is essential, glass is the material element that determines the relationship sought, guaranteeing the conditions of comfort that are required of a hotel ”. Daniel Mayo and his team have entrusted Guardian Glass with the task of being a mediator between the environment and the guest in the different built spaces.
Nature, sustainability and exclusivity
The VIVOOD hotel is endowed with an infrastructure that respects the environment and is ecofriendly. From the moment when it was only a sketch, its creator was clear that VIVOOD should be a space that was integrated into nature, minimizing its impact on the environment. All this without giving up luxury facilities that have the latest technology to make the stay even more comfortable and comfortable.
VIVOOD LANDSCAPE HOTEL has a total of thirty-five unique, exclusive and different rooms, categorized into ten private Villas, four Pool suites and twenty-one double Suites. All of them with a minimalist design, without ceasing to be avant-garde and luxury.
The suites take the form of individualized cubicles of about 27m2 that adapt to the orography, without altering or modifying it. They are distributed along several natural paths that run along the side of a mountain, raised about three meters above ground level, on which they are supported by a series of metal pillars of variable height, and being completely integrated in the middle.
All modules have been prefabricated and assembled in the workshop, after which they have been transported to the site, thus reducing the time, waste and conditions generated in the environment. The height above which they rise maintains respect for the primeval terrain. These cubicles are made up of three wooden panels and one Guardian Sun glass panel, and they are accessed through a staircase or walkway, depending on the terrain where they are located.
All this means that each one has a unique and personalized design, influenced by the plot on which they are, and not the other way around. An approach through which it is intended to bring customers the experience of luxury and comfort in a completely natural environment. Four of these suites also have an outdoor terrace and their own heated outdoor Jacuzzi.
As for the Villas, private and independent from each other, they have a size of about 70m2. These are the most luxurious and spacious rooms in the hotel. They have a panoramic lounge, solarium terrace, heated outdoor pool, bedroom with 2 x 2 meter bed, dressing room, movie screen in the bedroom, bathroom with rain shower with mountain views, and are equipped with home automation technology.
Among the hotel facilities, we also find two panoramic swimming pools that immerse themselves in the landscape and seem to merge with the horizon, a spa inspired by the five elements of nature, restaurant, lounge bar and pool bar, meeting rooms, and more. of 75,000 m2 of plot (only 7.22% of the land is built). VIVOOD’s commitment extends beyond its respect for nature, since it is also committed to local consumption and employment; Among the products offered by the hotel, a vast majority come from the region, as do the employees who work there. Without a doubt, the best ambassadors for an establishment that seeks to impregnate the guest with the environment.
The visitor will be able to rekindle their senses in a location free from the nuisance and noise, light and environmental pollution of everyday life in urban environments. The experience of the authentic, the natural and the wild takes on a new character through sight. VIVOOD design knows the strength and power that this sense has when it comes to permeating and perceiving the intensity and significance of what surrounds us, therefore, the experience of the visual plays an almost leading role. So that this potential is also present in interior spaces, Daniel Mayo and his team chose Guardian Glass.
An immersive nature experience thanks to Guardian glass
In VIVOOD, all rooms are elevated above ground level, facing the valley; a panoramic window that goes from ceiling to floor appears in front of the bed, being the only thing that separates the guest from the purest nature, and allowing it to enter the room. The same thing happens in the bathroom, where the guest can shower face to face with the valley. In addition, VIVOOD makes natural lighting a flagship, something that manages to create healthier and more comfortable environments.
This is where GUARDIAN GLASS makes its most notable contribution, making palpable the concept of “hotel-landscape” that blends with the environment, thanks to an architectural design where, in the suites, villas and facilities (restaurant, reception or spa), the glass becomes a frame and a panoramic view, the only mediator between the guest and the environment without altering its perception, and achieving a remarkable interior-exterior connection. In addition, it is a glass that works as an acoustic insulator. The VIVOOD team of architects affirms that “the role of glass in a project with this purpose and these characteristics is capital as an architectural element”. A glass that helps to achieve that unique equation of nature and relaxation.
Regarding the Guardian Glass solutions chosen for the project, in general they have used Guardian Sun glasses, although depending on the dimensions of the opening to be covered, and the dimensions of the pieces in which these were broken down, the thickness of the sheets that make up the glass. “The use of these glasses is motivated because it solves the thermal requirements ordered by the Technical Building Code for the project we were facing, while offering us almost total transparency, without altering too much the coloration of the environment”, they explain the architects.
The selected Guardian Sun glass has proven to be the ideal one for this project, thanks to the comfort it provides in winter and summer in areas with climates such as the Mediterranean. It is a smart glass that insulates from the outside, filtering the heat of the sun in summer; It blocks 57% of the solar energy, reducing the overheating of the interiors and helping to maintain a cool interior temperature, thus reducing, together with the appropriate enclosures, the need to use refrigeration equipment.
On the other hand, thanks to a very low “U-Value” of just 1.0 W / m2K, it helps to keep you warm indoors during winter. With this, it not only helps to achieve the comfort in the interior areas that visitors to a hotel like this need, but with its high insulation it also contributes to achieving efficiency and energy savings. Something that adds to the commitment to environmental respect for which this hotel is committed.
Guardian Glass has a wide range of glasses to choose from, depending on the type of construction, the particularities of the environment where it is located, or the result and performance expected from them. Guardian offers multiple combinations of its solutions to light the glass that best suit each project, through which to achieve the comfort and well-being of each one of the clients. A completely valid glass for a wide range of projects: homes, office buildings, shops, hotels, restaurants.
From VIVOOD they are satisfied with the result obtained with the glass, as well as with the collaboration with Guardian Glass since, given the characteristics of the hotel, “we consider that we have found a partner that offers us guarantees and a high quality product,” he says. the team of architects.
Regarding the role of glass in design and current architectural trends, they consider that this “is the only construction material that allows a direct visual relationship with the environment in which the architecture is implanted, which allows, in adverse climates, to offer a interior exterior relationship typical of more favorable climates ”. Likewise, they value very positively how the presence of glass is being transferred to more and more areas and architectural projects, and how this is positively affecting the offer and possibilities in terms of types of glass; “Once the use of glass as the sole and standardized cladding of large corporate buildings has been overcome, today glass offers multiple technical and color possibilities, which enable the most diverse spatial relationships between contiguous areas”.
You can also have the glass installed in VIVOOD in your home. Create your ideal, comfortable and comfortable inner world with the help of our glasses. At Guardian Glass we have a specific glass for the needs of each home. Discover the glass that best suits you and your needs, by completing the five test questions of our glass configurator at https://www.yourgreatindoors.com/es/personalizer
VIVOOD Landscape Hotel Spain – Team
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VIVOOD Landscape Hotel in Spain
Located in the town of Benimantell, in the heart of the Guadalest Valley and an environment of high scenic value 50 minutes from Alicante, VIVOOD Hotel is composed of 35 independent rooms (10 villas, 4 pool suites and 21 double suites) of exclusive architectural design scattered and fully integrated in nature. It also has a panoramic restaurant, spa, lounge and pool bar, terraces and two panoramic swimming pools.
VIVOOD, the first landscape hotel in Spain, is designed and managed by architects, concerned with the creation of spaces focused on the design of a new concept, an experience for the guest, a place of escape for the traveler who seeks to experience new sensations of calm, luxury and exclusivity.
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