When an old thermal hotel in Chile burnt down, its owners called up o2 arquitectos to do an eco-luxe renovation. The result is a modern pixelated volume that is light, very long lasting and makes the most of the old building's remains. Situated near a ski resort in the Andes Mountains, the sparkling Alto Nevados Hotel is clad with recycled wooden boards and heated up by warm underground water.
The Alto Nevados Hotel in Chillan is mainly constructed from steel and designed as a pixelated box volume standing out among the gorgeous Andes Mountains. Its unique facade was made from old wooden boards rescued from the previous hotel that generate a colorful patchwork in combination with geometrical windows. An original stonewall creates a beautiful contrast with the modern structure on top and provides superior insulation.
The hotel’s interiors are bright and modern, boasting amazing views of the snowy mountains and thermal waters. o2 arquitectos — also in charge of the decoration — mixed in wooden furniture with colorful furnishing to make the spaces modern and easy going. Local people gave a hand with the five story hotel’s restoration work that is heated by a unique system that uses the surrounding thermal waters.