Photos courtesy of FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
Hotel & Leisure
L’AND VINEYARDS HOTEL
Montemor-o-Novo (Alentejo), Portugal
Integrated in the L’And Vineyards resort, a concept that results of the synergies yielding from the family-based winemaking and agro-business company Sousa Cunhal, the Hotel is the key building of the whole ensemble. It has the reception, clubhouse, restaurant, Spa with indoor pool, and the back-ofhouse service support to the adjacent townhouse suites.
In addition, the building functions as a winery, where guests can experience the whole winemaking process, from grapes selection, crushing, fermentation and pressing, to barrel aging, blending, filtering and bottling.
Inspired on the whitewashed walled patios of the Alentejo, the building was conceived as an hinged prism from which its four corners where cut-off (reception, chill-out, restaurant terrace and industrial), creating areas of shade and intimacy.
Topographically, the volume has been carefully positioned to meet the contours of the ground with the least change. The large window of the indoor pool at the lower level, suggests itself as a wall folded to release the views of the landscape.