Canine and Feline Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Miscellaneous
  • Company/Firm
    Raulino Silva Arquitecto
  • Lead Designer
    Raulino Silva
  • Architect
    Raulino Silva Arquitecto
  • Location
    Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • Project Date

The main program consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, a hotel where the animals stay for a few days, during holidays or professional travel of their owners. The remaining program is a complement to the space's activity, with a veterinary office, a grooming room, outdoor training areas and a swimming pool for pets.

The program is distributed over three buildings that are interconnected, allowing to create three different areas. This way we got to separate the cat zone from the dog zone, avoiding the meeting of both and reducing the animal noises. In another building we find all the public service spaces.

In combination with the programmatic layout needs, the three volumes were designed to reduce the impact of the construction area in order to improve its landscape integration.

The first volume, with only one floor, corresponds to the reception and support area, with service desk, a small shop, a storage room, the sanitary facilities, an office, a veterinary's office and a grooming room.

The second and third volumes are the accommodation for cats and dogs.