POOL DESIGN AWARDS 2020 - The most beautiful swimming pool for sport and leisure - N°3 ex aequo (bis)
Landscape architecture and Swimming pool for Terra Dominicata Hotel & Winery
- Architect: SCOB Architecture and Landscape
- Builder: Drim Mediamebient
Photo credits: Adrià Goula
The architectural intervention in the winemaking estate known as El Tancat, located right in the middle of the Montsant Natural Park, recovers the old agricultural production buildings of the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei, in order to convert them into the small Hotel & Winery, Terra Dominicata.
The landscape architecture project for the exterior spaces was carried out with the utmost respect for, and with the willingness to preserve the surroundings, the architecture and the customs of the nearby towns. The materials, the colours, the vegetation, the textures, as well as the construction techniques used, are inherent to the place and to its historic and cultural heritage.
The architectural layout of the complex housing the different pre-existing buildings resembles a small town with just a few houses. Every one of the individual places that are created among themselves, and all around them, have some unique features in terms of size, orientation, relation to the surroundings, new functions, etc. As is usually the case in rural communities, a place name has been assigned to each one of them for the purpose of orienting the guests and visitors and, in turn, aims to create emotional and cultural ties to these revitalised spaces. One of those spaces is The Pond “La Bassa”