Hotel Arrebol Patagonia

Camino a Ensenada, Puerto Varas, Chile
Harald Opitz Jurgens

A Chilean hotel reflects its forested surroundings.

Hotel Arrebol Patagonia
Photo © Francisco Negroni

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Situated on a sloping, forested hill along Llanquihue Lake, Hotel Arrebol Patagonia is designed to fit in unobtrusively with the surrounding woodland. Four centenary trees towering above the two-story hotel inspired Chilean architect Harald Opitz to design a building that blends into its wooded surrounding. The exterior cladding of alerce wood cut into rugged brick-like shapes, gives the facade a varied texture and masks the steel and reinforced concrete structure of the16,145-square-foot hotel. Guestrooms are placed on the uppermost part of the site with views of a lake, while the public spaces, the lounge, restaurant, and meeting rooms are located on the main level.

Formal name of project: Hotel Arrebol Patagonia

Location: Camino a Ensenada, Puerto Varas, Chile
225 road to Ensenada Km 1,5

Completion Date: March 2008

Gross square footage: 16,145 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $6 million

Harald Opitz Jurgens
Santiago, Chile

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