lopezneiraciaurri architecture installs yellow funicular on neglected hotel

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vibrant funicular transforms an out of date lodge from the 70s


ramón lópez-neira and beatriz ciaurri of atelier lopezneiraciaurri architecture have been commissioned to renovate a lodge crafted in the 70s, inside the municipality of mogán in the south of the island of gran canaria. the protagonist of this refurbishment is the new brightly colored funicular that facilitates transportation on the inclined terrain, while reworking the previous lodge into the most modern day institution of the region.

all photographs courtesy of imagen subliminal 


creating an infrastructure with soul


the intervention by atelier lopezneiraciaurri architecture (uncover additional below) seeks to rejuvenate the past construction by implementing environmentally welcoming power units and inclined transportation. the set up of the funicular with the 42-diploma inclination was completed in the course of the early stages of the renovation, providing accessibility to the various amounts staggered more than the mountain. ‘we took on the problem of generating an infrastructure with a soul — strategy and poetics in equal parts’ shares the studio. 


the comprehensive funicular method can take form as a triangulated metal composition that rests on the different mountain terraces, to which walkways are stacked to accessibility the 6 unique ranges. tensioned wire mesh nets and blue rugs laid out on the ground have been applied on the catwalks. meanwhile, the cabins are manufactured of curved and flat yellow glass with two diverse degrees of transparency. the brilliant, see-by means of cabins stand out about the white monotony of the place, supplying spectacular visuals to the lodge friends. lopezneiraciaurri architecture installs bright yellow funicular on neglected 70s hotel in gran canaria


incorporating environmentally friendly electrical power devices


the aged roof, whole of slopes and with neglected utilizes and services, hosts a set of measures aimed at decreasing energy intake in the hotel’s common regions. especially, the roofing framework incorporates the funicular machinery, an location offered for new plantations, and the swimming pools, in which the h2o bodies trade heat with the renewable heating procedure. the air chamber created in this area offers air flow and cooling for indoor areas, reducing the require for vitality enter.

lopezneiraciaurri architecture installs bright yellow funicular on neglected 70s hotel in gran canaria


bright yellow funicular breathes new life into neglected 70s hotel in gran canaria