Location : Machu Picchu [Peru] Type : architecture I international ideas competition I lmountain refuge hotel In collaboration with Marion Michaut
The object of the ideas competition was to design a bioclimatic refuge hotel with 25 rooms, restaurant, panoramic viewpoint and cable access in front of the Machu Picchu archaeological site, Unesco Patrimony.
" Build in front of the Inca shrine of Machu Picchu is not usual.... In this ideas competition we let fly the imagination…
The project it´s an architectural landscape, a camouflage, searching to absorb and to enhance all the natural energy forces of the context : ectonic, climatological, cultural forces ....We use Incas references (the sun and the stars (deities), the stone, terraces (different levels of the cosmos), the water matrix of all existence ....)
The project forms a complex almost troglodyte, a cave using the sun as the main energy and water as a transport medium (wet decks are proposed for storage and room units will be those who provide the necessary energy). We project a refuge sustainable zero-energy and totally autonomous.
Three room typologies are proposed :
-Sun rooms : more numerous and located at lower levels of the actuation. It has a maximum front exposure which takes the sun captured by panels and protect with a movible bower. With views to the shrine.
-Moon rooms: less numerous and located at higher levels.Safeguarded through the thermal inertia of the mountain.Its facade is the celestial vault. Ideal for anchorites.
-Eclipse room: at intermediate levels. It has a front facade with an intermediate exposure, sun protected through a filter to trap plants and a window to the sky that allows cross ventilation. "