Cadiz, Spain

TYPE: Commision
PROGRAM: Ecological Complex

 -Hotel & Residential
-Glamping Areas
-Training workshops
-Research Center
SITE:  m2
BUILT: 207.896 m2

DNA presents a new ecological complex that seeks to highlight the value of a protected area and emphasize its importance as a valuable natural space on the Costa del Sol, featuring glamping areas, recycling facilities, a nursery, and training workshops. The Borondo program creates unique typologies where each group is distinct, aiming to create diverse user experiences throughout all seasons of the year.

A completely unique and extraordinary project at the intersection of nature and architecture. At DNA, we always push the boundaries to bring forth new advancements that enable the creation of new communities and the bonding of individuals. Through careful planning and design, we strive to create an environment that not only harmonizes with the surrounding nature but also promotes environmental awareness and educates people about the importance of conserving this unique ecosystem.

Borondo Alcornocales is a protected area that harbors a diversity of endemic flora and fauna, delicate habitats, and valuable ecosystems. This place has become a refuge for numerous endangered species and plays a crucial role in the ecological balance of the region. Efforts will be made to restore the riverbanks that are drying up streams and causing a decrease in river flow.

Our project is based on the premise that the best way to instill appreciation and respect for the environment is through experiences in nature. We have designed ecological trails that allow visitors to explore and immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural environment while simultaneously respecting and protecting delicate ecosystems. These trails feature strategically placed viewpoints where native species can be observed in their natural habitat without disturbing them.

To ensure that our architectural project is truly ecological, we have integrated principles of sustainable design throughout the entire process. We use local and environmentally low-impact materials in the construction of the facilities, minimizing the ecological footprint. Additionally, we have incorporated renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems, to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental self-sufficiency.