aranguren + gallegos arquitectos restore old cluster into parador hotel in spain aranguren + gallegos arquitectos restore old cluster into parador hotel in spain
may 24, 2016

aranguren + gallegos arquitectos restore old cluster into parador hotel in spain

aranguren + gallegos arquitectos restore old cluster into parador hotel in spain
(above) view of the sculpted garden
all images by luzestudio fotografía

 

 

 

designed by aranguren + gallegos arquitectos, ‘the parador’ hotel is a mix of tradition and modern architecture located in the hometown of miguel de cervantes in the world heritage city alcalá de henares, just 30km away from madrid. it is set in a building that used to be a former cluster church and college, and it was transformed and adapted by the architects. the project had in mind the ancient lodging building of the santo tomás college and the cluster building, maintaining the garden between them as the connection point.

aranguren gallegos arquitectos parador alcala de henares spain designboom
a garden and central courtyard is located between the two buildings of the hotel

 

 

 

the main innovation of the architects consists in the creation of an sculpted garden, separating the modern hotel rooms through green spaces at different levels. the garden extends to the roofs of the first floors, creating an open central patio with views on the whole site. due to patrimonial protection, the façades and structural centerlines have been preserved, but the rooms adapted to the needs of the parador, counting with large spaces and a lot of natural light.

aranguren gallegos arquitectos parador alcala de henares spain designboomgarden and patio between the ancient cluster building and the santo tomas lodging building

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floors of the ‘parador’, wide open spaces transitioning between the different parts of the hotel

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aranguren gallegos arquitectos parador alcala de henares spain designboom
inner patio with cafeteria and restaurant seen from the upper floor 

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sculpted garden, of the restored old cluster into the modern ‘parador’

 

 

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