Playa project is the team’s vision about a recent trend and challenge worldwide which is
the narrow commercial beach lots. The fact that this typology is emerging even
spontaneously in some places attracted team’s attention, the richness at the same time
ambiguity of the use of the space, which call for versatility through time brought our
interest to another level.
Initially the design got phased out in three separate buildings: the gates, the lodge and
the clubhouse break down the project according to different building use and spatial
quality. The lodge is “protected” between the gates and the multifunctional beachfront
structure, enjoying the more quiet area of the property and using the lower density in
favor of private gardens for the rooms and massage – meditation space.
The clubhouse approaches closer to simplicity for consequent versatility, the more open and freer plan, the more diversity of activities can take place inside it. The less things to maintain in front of the ocean the more reliable the building will be. Only concrete and charred wood were the elements chosen to realize this mixture of restaurant, bar, rooftop, pool, disco and venue location in front of one the world’s most popular surf beaches.
Location: Hacienda Iguana, Tola, Nicaragua