Many scientific studies have shown that nature can reduce stress and boost mental wellbeing, a growing number of scientific studies specifically suggest that watching birds and encouraging birds to visit our yard is good for you.
They found that being able to see birds, shrubs, and trees around one’s home and spending more time outside were both linked to a lower risk of feeling anxious or depressed.
Below our project:
Glamping Hotel “El silencio”
Glamping describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the luxuries of a hotel accommodation along side the escapism and adventure recreation of camping.
The site is exceptional , surrounded by the Natural Park of the Delta del Ebro , with a natural pond in the middle of the site , and near the mouth of the river Ebro, at a driving distance of 1,5 h from the city of Barcelona.The area is perfect for all kinds of activities in a natural environment, ranging from beaching, on mile long beaches or secluded coves, swimming, fishing, bird watching, biking, sight seeing,and hiking to enjoy delicious traditional gastronomy or simply stay in the bungalows reading a book and watching the sunset.
The idea was to create a place where people could disconnect from the stresses of modern life and find one’s inner self. We analyzed the market and made a segmentation of potential customers. We saw that the Glamping sector hasn’t been developed in Spain and that it is much in demand but there is a lack of high end product.
We understood the importance of the eco-chic concept and that the Project should have the respect for the existing surroundings as its leitmotiv.
We worked on a first conceptual design. One main building , that concentrates all of the services ; a wellness center with yoga, spa and chiropractic center, a restaurant specialized in the products and cuisine of the area with 100 % organic food, as well as a small events center. Once the guest´s car is parked in the main parking area , access to the bungalows and common exterior areas is done by electric car.All of the exterior landscape will be done with the existing vegetation and white sand. Diferents areas of the pound will be made swimable
We are working with Humberto Albiach designing the Housing Module for the new Glamping , following the principles of bioclimatic architecture . The structure will be made with laminated wood and will have a solar roof , it will be easily transported and assembled on site.The exterior decked areas surroundings the bungalows have seating and swimming pools or a Jacuzzis.
BC Estudio Architects – http://bcarquitectos.com/