BA’RA Lodge / Plan:b arquitectos
Textual content description offered by the architects. Joao Pessoa is a tropical, coastal metropolis with a daily, flat city material that develops alongside an intensive vacationer seashore. The Ba’ra lodge, with 126 rooms of variable areas -22, 32, 52, and 72m2- is situated in a block going through the seashore and accessed from Avenida Cabo Branco. This road is a vehicular axis parallel to the seashore, a cycle path, and a leisure house for walkers, athletes, and fashionable festivals.
Confronted with these climatic and concrete qualities, and a municipal regulation that solely permits a top of 5 ranges for constructions close to the seashore, we proposed a constructing with a ‘U’-shaped plan, thus producing a semi-public central house out there for lodge occasions associated to the city lifetime of town and the seashore. On this means, guests can entry the lodge on foot, crossing an area coated by metallic pergolas and hanging gardens after which taking place to the foyer and restaurant areas in a naturally lit basement. We organized all of the rooms symmetrically alongside the ‘U’ form, producing some that look outwards and others that look in direction of the central void.
Moreover, we enable every room to have an ocean view utilizing staggered diagonal cantilevers. On the final stage, we designed a central bridge over the metallic pergolas, which results in two terraces with a restaurant and the pool, areas from which customers observe each the central void and the extreme exercise of town and the ocean. Lastly, every room has practicable home windows to permit cross air flow and metallic shutters to regulate the solar and preserve privateness.