The land proposed by the town council for the construction of the tourism camp was located in the heart of nature, occupying 4.5 hectares of virgin nature on the north side of a valley of the Montes de Toledo Mountains, populated by junipers, bushes, pines and rockrose, three kilometres from Navahermosa, in which small buildings of an agricultural and livestock nature dot the green background in white.
These small farms were dominated by the presence of the “La Milagra” hermitage. Our project was intended to be understood as another element of the valley, next to the hermitage, the orchards and the workhouses.
The analysis of vernacular architecture, typical of the valley, gave us a series of common elements that we tried to specify in our project: small buildings with various functions, which were grouped capriciously around a shared space, forming small groups, with simple volumes achieving an appearance exterior very rich in points of view. The materials used were those offered by the nature of the place, whitewashed stone walls, which gave the white colour a rich texture, covered in red Arabic tiles, on simple wooden structures, large cattle fences of stone masonry.
With these starting parameters, our construction contained four small buildings of simple shapes and white colour.
We decided to divide the various functions of the camp program into several buildings, avoiding a single polyfunctional volume that would break the scale of the small structures in the valley.
The four buildings and the pool were articulated around the central space of the entrance.
The approach path was designed having in mind the changing aspect of the complex as we approach the entrance.
The camping areas were located protected from the bustle, prudently separated from the buildings, in small spaces adapted to the terrain.
Ayuntamiento de Navahermosa
Final date of work
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