Architectural Design Category
Spa in Mallorca
Architecture, interior, Spa, pool
Juan Manzanares and Cristian Santandreu
In 1967, a small hotel, Hotel Castell dels Hams, was established on the island of Majorca amid the Mediterranean vegetation. Over time, and through subtle improvements and extensions, it has become one of the most distinctive hotels on the eastern part of the island.
The last of the alterations, meant to celebrate the Mediterranean light and the location’s idyllic bond with nature, turned the hotel into much more than just a holiday destination.
The work centred on replacing the covering and enclosure of the existing heated pool and to create an adjacent spa to supplement it.
The existing pool has got new facades and a new green roof, which is dotted with a series of square openings. This interplay of window holes creates a beautiful dance of light reflections in the building.
In the spa area, the space is sculpted and colourful showers of light flow through the openings in the roof. This makes the building itself part of the treatment, offering the feeling of well-being created by nature when it is introduced into the building, a feeling of total immersion for the visitor.
Laura Torres and Toni Amengual
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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