La Concha

La Concha is a 158-key hotel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The project at hand took on the extensive remodeling of the original 1958 hotel. Through the years, this excellent example of tropical modern architecture had undergone several interventions. By the late 1980s it had closed and been abandoned. In the late 1990s, demolition was to begin in lieu of a project of higher density. The demolition process was halted, however, because of the public outcry of architects and the community at large.This project was designed by The Office of Marvel Marchand Architects now part of Marvel Architects.


Year
2008
Location
Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Client
International Hospitality Enterprises
Typology
Commercial, Hospitality
Size
881,000 SF
Design Team
José R. Marchand Sifre, Ramón Martínez, Raquel Marrero, Omar Reyes, Angel Jiménez
Consultants
Juan R, Requena & Associate., Ingenieros C.S.P (Electric), Jose Luis Garcia, P.E. (Mechanical), Jorge A Torres Scanaliali consulting engineers, PSC (Plumbing), Jorge Rosello (Interior Design & Space Planning), Degenkolb,, Christy Cobb(Structure), Ebp Design Group consulting enggineers, PSC (Civil)
Awards
Award of Heritage intervention at the VII Caribbean Architectural Bianual, La Habana, Cuba, CEMEX Award, Award of Honor The American society of landscape architects
Photography Credits
Cris Molina, Paola Quevedo
Rendering Credits
Thomas S. Marvel
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