Spain   |  2020

CAN BORDOY

Entrant Company

OHLAB

Category

Interior Design

Client's Name

Mikael Hall

Sub-Category

Hotels

Can Bordoy is a small hotel with a magnificent garden located in the center of Palma de Mallorca. Finished on January 2019, it is a complete renovation of a 2.500sqm abandoned building that had been intervened throughout its more than 500 years of history. The proposed program is intended to evoke the experience of visiting a house more than a hotel. Therefore, rather than being at a hotel reception, the clients meet at the entrance hall of the house, instead of a restaurant we find a residential dining room, the rooms and living rooms are like those you would find in an old house, etc. The project carefully preserves the romantic and decadent atmosphere found in the building and is deliberately contrasted with interventions and elements from different epochs. The proposal is respectful intervention with the existing centenary architectural crossbreeding, maintaining the traces of the past and avoiding a false recovery of a glorious past that the house has never had. Inspired by the traditional Japanese technique of Kintsugi - the art of repairing broken antique porcelain with a precious material, such as gold dust, and thus obtaining a repaired piece that does not hide the fracture and whose result is a piece that may have even more value than the ceramic before breaking- the project doesn´t pretend to hide the heterodox eclecticism of the existing building, but instead conciliate and celebrate the different layers of history and clearly highlight the new interventions that have been necessary to give the house its new use. A series of architectural strategies were designed and developed throughout the building as a collection of theatrical and distinctive contemporary interventions in dialogue with the existing building. The eclecticism of the architecture is reflected in the furniture with pieces from very different eras and origins that coexist with contemporary furniture as a collection of beds and bars designed by OHLAB specifically for Can Bordoy.

Credits

Structure Engineer
Hima Estructuras
MEP Engineering
Ingenio Consultores
Master gardener
Salva Cañís
Acoustical
Tafor Consulting
Archaelogist
Elvira González
Comissioned Art Work
Pedro Oliver
Graphic design
Studio Roses
Photos
José Hevia
Project Management
Jaime Oliver and Paloma Hernaiz (OHLAB directors), Jorge Ramón (quantity surveyor), Luis Rivas (quantity surveyor), Isabel Sánchez and Jaume Miralles (assistant team)
OHLAB team
Jaime Oliver and Paloma Hernaiz (OHLAB directors) with Rebeca Lavín, Silvia Morais, Laura Colomer, Amaia Barazar, Manuela Sánchez, Lara Ortega, Eusebiu Spac, Tomislav Konjevod, Eleni Oikonomaki, Katerina Kotsampasi, Nikola Kozhuharov, Stela Dineva, R
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