located in matanzas beach in chile, hotel surazo by WMR arquitectos has been designed specifically for surfers and windsurfers. with a green conscious in mind and the idea to attract people to this natural site, the hotel design aims to create a deep relationship between the built structure and its surrounding landscape.

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hotel surazo is located in matanzas beach, a paradise for surfers in chile
images by sergio pirrone and alfredo escobar

 

 

at its early stages, the hotel surazo project by WMR arquitectos took into consideration a row of existing trees parallel to the sea. organized around them, the program sees a series of 4×4 meter modules that create a relationship with the exterior throughout the creation of patios. facing the beach, the reception and restaurant are connected by a runway to the private areas. comprised of ten private rooms and two bunk bed areas, the hotel also features a pool, sauna, hot tub, reading area, and a bbq zone.

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the design connects the interior with the exterior through the creation of patios

 

 

raw wood and glass were the predominant materials used in the design, resulting in a light and flexible structure. after the 2010 tsunami, the structure had to be rebuilt – a process that was fast and affordable due to its architecture. today, the hotel has gained a different tone, where the wood’s color now features an authentic beauty.

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
the hotel was built in 2008 and rebuilt in 2010 after the tsunami

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
glass, wood and steel make up the structure

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
floor-to-ceiling windows let natural light illuminate the restaurant

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
the hotel was planned around a row of trees found on site

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
the hotel has a 10 private rooms and two bunk bed areas

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
the spa features a round sauna

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
hot tub with a view

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
the rooms face either the ocean or the inside of the hotel, like this one with a hammock in the terrace

WMR arquitectos hotel surazo matanzas chile designboom
leave your room and go directly to the beach

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