The project intends to capture the essence of a place that aims to create an atmosphere of harmony between nature and people. All rooms have a clear view of the vineyard and Douro Valley. The sitting room and dinning room offers not only beautiful views, but also an unobstructed exit into the natural space.
The programme includes reception,restaurant, spa with outdoor pool. In addition, the building functions as a winery, where guests experience the whole winemaking process, from grapes selection, crushing, fermentation and pressing, to barrel aging, blending, filtering and bottling.
Due to its innovative energy technology renewable sources—geothermal boreholes, solar photovoltaics, solar hot water tubes to target net-zero energy on an annual basis. Rainwater is filtered and used for the building’s greywater requirements; 100% of blackwater is treated by an on-site bioreactor and released into a new feature percolation field and garden.
The future hotel aims to provide a full experience, an architecture that merges with the surroundings. Stimulate and promote being with people visiting the area and understanding the culture, provoking thought. This project embraces this initiative so that together we can build a future that is not only sustainable and inclusive, but also truly beautiful, both for our eyes and for our mind and soul