Project: Winning Proposal for Inspiration Hotel
Designed by Paul Dieterlen Architecture
Project Team: Jorge Ruiz Boluda, architect; Agustín Durá Herrero, architect; Paul Dieterlen, architect
Collaborator: José Asensio, photograph
Location: Albufera de Valencia, Spain
Paul Dieterlen Architecture designs the winning proposal for Inspiration Hotel project in Albufera de Valencia.
About the Project:
Since the beginning of time, nature has been a continuous source of inspiration, from the simplest of forms to the most complex ones, it has been a reference for all the artistic disciplines that have tried to imitate it, abstract it or simply tried to freely interpret it. The littoral lagoon is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a thin stretch of sand which allows a continuous exchange of fresh water with the sea. Therefore coexist, bordering ecosystems with very different structures that generate areas of great richness and ecological interest.
Beyond the ecological value, the Albufera has been and is of vital importance for the Valencian territory, because of its economical sustenance as well for its cultural heritage, being the scenery for numerous writings of novelist Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. The site constitutes a unique place, it´s a “senses enhancer”: daybreaks, sunsets, storms, flora and fauna diversity, smells, sounds, textures, tastes, changing colors… are all factors that evoke inspiration and concentration, finding ourselves, our essence with our own nature.
Source ArchDaily. *