Costa del Sol Hotel.
Torremolinos (Malaga).
Costa del Sol Hotel .
project Costa del Sol Hotel.
surface 1,617 sqm.
location Torremolinos (Malaga).
architect Francisco Javier Alés Soto Lidia Sotelo Torres - Crisanto Barcia García.
interior designer Licua Creatividad Líquida.
Costa del Sol Hotel.
A manor from the early 20th century has been the starting point for this project, whose remodeling and enlargement have made it possible to adapt the building to now be used as a modern hotel. Therefore, two separate plots located in adjacent buildings have been united. In the largest one, rooms have been demolished to redistribute the space and turn it into a hotel. The smallest one has been completely knocked down to allow the plot to be large enough to harbour the current building as well as to also adapt the gardens and the pool. The building accommodates an interior courtyard that is covered with a cellular glass top plus a turret in which there is a terrace lounge. 36 rooms, an industrial fully equipped kitchen, a gym, a restaurant and a pool take up the rest of the space. The best equipment and the most advanced facilities are present in the hotel Costa del Sol. A geothermal climate control system based on a Canadian well is highly relevant. It allows a full use of ground temperature as well as a significant reduction in consumption, both heating and air conditioning.

The above has allowed hotel Costa del Sol to obtain the first certification BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) in Andalusia, increasing the comfort for users and ensuring a reduction of its impact on the environment. As an example, a recycling system manages to store grey water for flushing toilets and rainwater in the irrigation water tank, which represents an important savings in water consumption.

The design and building of the project have been carried out by following the most updated BIM procedure (Building Information Modeling), which have been used to virtually modeling the pieces and building elements destinated to set in motion the project. This way, it was possible to create a digital prototype of the walls, pillars, windows, doors and staircases, among others, allowing to emulate its behavior in a virtual environment before beginning the actual building.