Proyecto El Escondido Hotel
La Barra, Uruguay
Located on the exclusive La Barra coast in Uruguay, the two-story building is located perpendicular to the Maldonado creek. Its main facade establishes an inseparable bond between the building and the exterior by opening up to the surrounding natural environment. Equipped with a perimetral deck, a pool and a solarium, the space offers the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the sun.
The lobby and bar are located in the west wing of the ground floor, and they both connect to the deck, making this the building's common area. The hotel has eighteen rooms distributed between the ground floor and the first floor, all of which can be accessed from a corridor located at the back of the building. This allows each of the rooms to have a private balcony overlooking the water by leaving the main facade clear. The building has a modern and stripped-down architecture. Prioritizing the building’s integration to its exterior, the El Escondido hotel strategically and respectfully merges into the landscape combining materials like concrete, glass and wood.