comment

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

Rate this project:
Based on what you have seen and read about this project, how would you grade it? Use the stars below to indicate your assessment, five stars being the highest rating.
----- Advertising -----

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

Architect:
Harald Opitz Jurgens
Santiago, Chile

share: more »

 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.

----- Advertising -----
----- Advertising -----
View all