This seaside hotel on the Mediterranean coast is enveloped in a lace-like white concrete that softens the line between private, semi-public and public spaces. Jacques Ferrier Architecture designed the hotel for Promeo as a calm, peaceful setting that counterpoints the intensity of mass tourism.
Located in an area that is still relatively underdeveloped, with residential housing dominating the landscape of Cap d’Agde in France, the development focuses on providing a quality experience that relies heavily on creating a sense of place. It does so by introducing a design in line with the Mediterranean quality of openness. It includes a hotel with 54 rooms, two collective buildings with 107 rooms, a village of 42 villas and additional services and ammenities.
Large openwork walls in white concrete are punctured in a way that makes it look and function as a filter that creates a distance between shared areas like gardens and swimming pool terraces, and more private areas. This also establishes in-between spaces that blur the indoor/outdoor line and creates a sense of visual ambiguity. The facade establishes spatial depth and traps light and shade, creating an enchanting effect.
Photos by Mathieu Ducros