The project is carried out in a building located in one of the most emblematic avenues of Santander and enjoys a privileged location with wonderful views of the bay.
Project Name: Balcon de la Bahia
Architect Name: Zooco Estudio
With almost a century old, the construction has been destined throughout its history to the teaching use, being in origin a school, later a university center and finally, a nursery.
With this intervention, a transformation is proposed to convert it into a residential public space, but, is it a hotel or a student residence? The answer is “both”, since it functions as a residence during the university academic course and as a hotel during the summer.
This premise requires that the rooms can resolve the needs of its occupants in these two situations (shared double room for a long-term accomodation and double room for short period of holidays), with a simple movement of the beds and thanks to the versatility of headboardscupboards.
Given the close relationship of the city and the building with the sea, it is intended at all times to refer to the marine theme in its essence, in a synthesized and purified way, through the use of materials such as oak and limestone , so prevalent in the marine infrastructures through light colors with predominance of blue and grey and pure and clean geometries.