DNA Barcelona Architects: Second Award of World Design Awards 2020. “Yacht Hotel” bases its design on a series of horizontal lines from the nautical inspiration that breaks the compact volumetry of the building. Playing with different depths in the alignment of the facades, as well as with the perimeter of the volatizes, a more dynamic volume is obtained, it creates a sensual and elegant final image. The combination of different tones in the finishing material of the facades produces a more agile rhythm of the building. Every detail helps to create a lighter picture of the set and in movement. The terraces are not only an aesthetic element, they assume an extension of the interior space to the outside, an essential ingredient of the Caribbean culture creating a direct relationship between interior and exterior.
The complex offers 62 luxury rooms of 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms and has integrated luxury services such as sky bar with infinity pool, private garden, spa area with massage rooms, gym, business areas, restaurants and terraces. These common areas and services give added value to the stay in a complex. The place, the design and the services are the elements that can make visitors enjoy a dream stay and remember it as unbeatable.
The project was developed in the strategic location with the goal to maximize sea views and to create a new icon for the county lagoon being inspired by the nautical character of the port and the sea waves. The building relates well with the city and provides new services and new sensations through architecture. The complex will be in conjunction with already existing buildings of San Juan de Puerto Rico and is capable to correspond to all modern user´s needs offering a unique space to relax and work for people from all over the world.
Firm: DNA Barcelona Architects
Architects: Aryanour Djalali
Category: Hospitality Concept
Project Location: San Juan de Puerto Rico, USA
Team: Aryanour Djalali
Photography ©Credit: DNA Barcelona Architects
DNA BARCELONA Architects is a studio of Architecture, Planning, Landscape, Interiors, and Design, that develops projects with a high calibre of innovation within a global strategy of internationalization. We are a multidisciplinary team formed by excellent professionals led by the Architect Aryanour Djalali. We inspire from cultures and traditions, from nature and its shapes, and develop designs with the will to create a fusion between art and technology, which represents the starting point for all DNA’s projects. We investigate how buildings reflect on human behaviour and environment thus striving to improve the sense of community and its relationship with the space.