OARQUITECTOS have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms – Americas/Caribbean Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020.
Nodo Hotel is the embodiment of the very definition of “Urban”, catering to a trend-setting and dynamic clientele and putting forward connectivity and socializing as fundamental pillars of its essence.
OARQUITECTOS sought to highpoint the concept of the city, in this case Santiago, without falling into stereotypes. The designers decided to bring the Latin American capital closer to a cosmopolitan network of major cities, through the universal and transversal language of design. This is why they decided to incorporate furniture from renowned contemporary designers.
The lobby offers a unique design proposal in Chile, showcasing pieces like “Up” by Gaetano Pesce, “Mademoiselle” from Phillip Stark / dressed up by Lenny Kravitz and works from Naoto Fukasawa, to name a few. They have also incorporated winding natural lines through the medium of David Trubridge’s lamps; his underwater-inspired collection “Immersion” dazzles clients with “Coral” and “Navicula”.
The spaces are contained by patterns inspired by nature (biophilia), which heighten feelings of well-being and decrease levels of stress. OARQUITECTOS worked on colours, heights, clusters and lighting dynamics, in collaboration with the Neuro Architecture and Design Centre (NAD), in order to foster comfort and synchronicity. They worked on the bedrooms and hallways in this same fashion. It was deemed important to incorporate a larger concept of territory beyond the city, which is why they decided to add elements of textures and modified images of the natural landscapes. The chosen themes were the Mountain, Sea, Desert and Woodland, which can be found on printed rugs and design patterns on the interiors of the rooms.
The union between fine materials and environmentally sustainable principles is the hallmark of this hotel; for instance, the facade is capable of absorbing CO2 and releasing the equivalent of one and a half acres of forestland in terms of oxygen. Biophilia and neuroarchitecture have been integrated, using underwater inspired lamps and textures in rooms and walls.
The Nodo Hotel aims to engage the user through multiple aspects. OARQUITECTOS have designed the space to bring together culture, nature and human connections.
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