Envisioning The Future

© david tajchman

gonzales - 4 **** hotel
architecture competition

place guadalajara, mexico
programme 4 stars hotel with 50 bedrooms including 8 suites, swimming-pool, restaurants and bars
area 3500 sqm
year 2011
architect david tajchman

This hotel located in historical downtown Guadalajara occupies a longitudinal and narrow parcel where building height is limited to 25 meters. The 4 stars hotel offers fifty bedrooms including single and double bedrooms and 8 suites at the elevated floor. Bedrooms are arranged as a staircase around a central void dedicated to ramps circulations and shuttle-elevators. The program is set in a way every bedroom has a view outside of the parcel. Walking in the hotel is like extending the public space from street to sky through slope alleyways. A swimming-pool overhangs the void, spreading a filtered blue natural light in the common spaces. By contrast, bedrooms are all white integrating all lighting devices, while public spaces are in black wood.