A Silver Cloud to house a LEED Platinum hotel in prime seafront site that located in La Coruña, Spain, was designed by miyarq. The form of miyarq’s buildings evolves in response to critical drivers and morphs as the project is progressively refined, while respecting the knowledge derived from traditional forms of architecture. The balance of thermal mass, orientation, the aspect of internal spaces, the disposition of openings in response to the local conditions are all considered and enhanced with bioclimatic strategies (passive cooling, local generation, natural ventilation, etc.) and further refined with the considered incorporation of building systems technology to the solar architecture concept.
The practice bases its sustainable approach on a ‘doing more with less’ philosophy, and endeavours to find multiple functions for all the building’s elements and systems. It keeps efficiency and flexibility criteria present at all times.