Set in the Southern area of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, the renovated Flamingo Club hotel by Zooco Estudio comprises a series of irregular, terraced buildings on a 105500 sq ft lot. The Spanish studio was commissioned to renovate the entire complex, which was built in different stages and thus had acquire ‘a messy image and undefined style’, bringing back its original identity of elegance, wellness, and exclusivity.
To unify the mixture of styles and forms of the Flamingo Club, the studio has chosen white color is used as a base, the bamboo, the basalt stone – vernacular mineral from the area- and the glass, combined with punctual colorful elements and emphasizing the “Flamingo”.
The main building of the resort, which encloses the lobby, the bar, the restaurant, a shop, public areas and hotel rooms, also suffered a mixed fusion of styles that now have been cleaned with the new master plan.
The main building’s east and south facades have organic shapes while its west facade is more regular and orthogonal. Zooco Estudio has designed an extension in its east-south-west corner, with the aim to generate a transition between the organic and the regular facade that at once generates a wall ending in the south facade. This extension follows the nature of the existing architecture but cleans its ornaments and generates pure horizontal lines creating a mass and void perception, materialized in mass and glass. The structure is set back from the facade plan so the integrity and continuity are assured. This horizontal bands are not a simple anecdote, they embrace the different uses of this main building. There is a commerce in the semi-basement level, the restaurant is at the ground floor and there is a covered sun deck in the first floor.