Canine & Feline Hotel

Novum Design Award


Architectural Design Category




Project Title

Canine & Feline Hotel

Project Function

Dogs and cats temporary accommodation

Project Location

Portugal, Vila do Conde, Parada

Project Tags

Architecture, Hospitality

Office Name

Raulino Silva Arquitecto

Team Members

Raulino Silva, Daniela Amorim, Cátia Sampaio, João Mendes, Carla Ribeiro, Hélder Jesus, Elena Marino, Giuliano Pavarese

Office Link


Raulino Silva Arquitecto

Project Description

The Canine & Feline Hotel is located in Vila do Conde and consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, a veterinary office, outdoor training areas and a swimming pool for pets.
The program is distributed over three buildings, allowing to create three different areas and reduce animal noises.
The first volume, with only one floor, corresponds to the reception and support area, with service desk, a small shop, a storage room, the sanitary facilities, an office, a veterinary’s office and a grooming room.
The second volume is the biggest one and takes advantage of the existing topographic for the creation of two floors, functioning as a link between the highest part of the terrain (the entrance area) and the lower part (the playground for the animals). Upstairs we have forty-one dogs’ shelter separated by the central corridor with a small garden to obstruct the eye contact of the animals facing each other. In the lower floor, with a spiral staircase access, we have a multipurpose space, a technical room, a laundry room and a locker room and bathroom for employees.
The third volume corresponds to the cats’ shelter, is the smallest one and has twelve independent accommodation spaces.

Project Link

Image Credits

João Morgado

Canine & Feline Hotel


DESIGN SCORE:      /100



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