Etéreo Riviera Maya

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Hospitality
  • Company/Firm
    Migdal Arquitectos
  • Lead Designer
    Jaime Varon, Abraham Metta, Alex Metta
  • Design Team
    EDSA, Meyer Davis Studio
  • Architect
    Migdal Arquitectos
  • Interior Designer
    Meyer Davis Studio
  • Lighting Designer
    Grupo MAI
  • Const. Company
    Migdal Arquitectos
  • Photographer Credit
    Ian Lizaranzu, Rafael Gamo
  • Location
    Riviera Maya
  • Client
    GIM Desarrollos, Auberge Resorts Collection
  • Project Date

The hotel is a sustainable luxury resort located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The project stands over three big platforms just 4 meters above sea level, floating above the mangrove and respecting its surrounding nature. Each one hosts a particular area: public, rest, and recreational, arranged through a network of wooden elevated bridges that interconnects these zones and provides organic connections.

The rest area, placed at the center of the complex, consists of volumes inspired by local Mayan architecture, as they are conformed by staggered blocks with double vertical and horizontal displacement which create plazas, circulations and cantilevered terraces that bring privacy and shade. This area involves a lattice designed by local mexican artist Manuel Felguérez, done in wood and prefabricated concrete. In order to pay homage to Mayan tradition, the main materials utilized were all locally sourced limestone, tzalam wood, and chukum style stucco.

The complex is equipped with diverse energy and water saving technologies such as a wastewater treatment plant, an excess wastewater and rainwater recharge system to the aquifer, lighting control systems and automation of facilities.

Migdal Arquitectos is a project development firm offering services ranging from design, engineering, architectural supervision and construction. Our mission is to create and build architectural spaces that present an artistic, technical, financial and social balance, with the aim of enriching the urban context and creating architecture that lasts the test of time. We work in an integrated, multidisciplinary fashion with a comprehensive vision of the architectural process, and with social responsibility in order to generate value.