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CAN BORDOY HOTEL

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Bedroom design
  • Company/Firm
    OHLAB
  • Designer
    Paloma Hernaiz & Jaime Oliver
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Jorge Ramón, Luis Rivas, Isabel Sánchez
  • Other Credit
    Jaume Miralles, Photos: José Hevia
  • Location
    Palma de Mallorca.
  • Project Date
    2020

Can Bordoy is a small hotel with a magnificent garden located in the center of Palma de Mallorca. It is a complete renovation of an abandoned building that had been intervened throughout its more than 500 years of history.

The program is intended to evoke the experience of visiting a house more than a hotel. Therefore, rather than being at a hotel reception, clients meet at the entrance hall of the house, instead of a restaurant we find a residential dining room, rooms and living rooms are like those you would find in an old house, etc.

Inspired by Kintsugi - traditional Japanese technique of repairing broken antique porcelain with gold dust that does not hide the fracture- 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 respects the existing centenary architectural crossbreeding, maintaining the traces of the past and avoiding a false recovery of a glorious past that the house never had.