Project Year: 2016
Area: 47082 m2
Photo: Joe Fletcher
Mexican architecture agency Taller Aragon led by Miguel Angel Aragones developed a grandiose 205-room hotel, located at the shore of the Cortez Sea. Eight acres of the resort — a snow-white building surrounded by water channels, swimming pools with sea water, private cinema and several health studios.
Built by experienced hands of local craftsmen, Mar Adentro is a part of the Mexican desert, where physically and psychologically, water is the most valuable natural resource. Architecture luxurious rigor has features that coexist in harmony with nature. Designed on a human scale, this resort has two privileges that dwarf all others: the horizon and the ocean.
Mar Adentro is a kind of Medina, overlooking the sea. Each dock area contains the interiors, which constitute, in turn, independent universes. Each room contains a visual piece of the sea. No one can stay indifferent.
Each room of the hotel was built in the factory. Poliform was an ally. The architects built the entire internal structure and forwarded it in the boxes across the sea to their destination, where it was assembled on site by local hands.
The project can be constructed entirely through this process, employing a module which versatility allows it to be divided or added onto, thus becoming autonomous or dependent on another structure.