El Yunque Rainforest Eco-Resort & Spa Concept
This is a Conceptual Design & Branding Proposal made with Architect Carlos Salazar Géigel for a Cannabis Friendly Eco-Resort in Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
"An Eco-Resort & Spa inserted into 50 acres of natural landscape. The program consists of 156 Deluxe Suites arranged into 13 individual Villas with ocean and El Yunque Rainforest views. The hotel also has a Spa, Fitness Center, Pool, Gardens, trails, restaurants and meeting spaces. The relationship of the Eco-Resort to its contextual landscape has the objective of optimizing the connection between architecture and nature, addressing the views looking north to the ocean and south to the rainforest El Yunque. The project is organized by a series of individual structures connected by elevated walkways, ramps & trails. As guests arrive at The Main Building, a large terrace connects them to the views of the ocean and the landscape. The Main Building has a lobby, a restaurant, a Casino and meeting spaces on the upper level. The resort has 156 suites which are organized in 13 individual Villa Clusters. The suites have their own private large balconies and plunge pools. The Spa & Pool Building is centered among the Villa Clusters. The sequence of spaces is designed to enhance the visitor’s experience of the natural landscape and the built elements. As the guest enters the suite, the incidence of sunlight is captured through light wells and interior patios with natural vegetation, making the experience a seamless one."
- Carlos Salazar Géigel
My Role: Proposed roofing framing and design, modeled BIM, rendered and edited, and proposed advertising material (logo, color palette and seal)
Client: Global First Financial Partners, Inc.
Location: Carr. 992, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Phase: Conceptual Design
Lot Size: 50 Acres
Cost: $22 M