Castle Rock Retreat

My design of castle rock building is derived mostly from surronding environment. Main idea is to continue and extend the rock looking up on the castle rock in front of it. As the rock consists from different shapes and stones, my proposal consists from many pieces as well. I used several elements to shape those pieces, every building has an view on at least one of the points of intereset. Most important is obviously the Castle rock, therefore all of the front suites has an view towards the Castle rock monument. If it is not possible to ensure view towards the main monument, I tried to ensure that there is another point of interest to see, for example the big rock or trees, both existing or new ones.
I divided the program of building to have inside a single stone (building) one or two suites. Reception with a lounge and bar is in the biggest rock. Next to the biggest rock is the discovery center, which I designed as an interactive exhibition.
Buildings structural material is concrete, but I chosed rainscreen double facade with a cor-ten steel as a visible material. To even more evoke the extension of the long cliff rock, I decided to shape the rainscreen part of a facade to remind organic shape of stone. But I still wanted to keep the walls straight, therefore I designed different length of metal supports holding the cor-ten steel.



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