The project involves the recovery of the La Maddalena island ex Arsenale, in Sardinia. On the northern side of the ex Arsenale, upon the quay, an area dedicated to hotel accommodation and services that includes a 100-room hotel, a Spa and wellness center, a pool, a large restaurant and a 600-seat conference hall, completes the main structures of the project for the recovery of the ex navy base.
Organized as a succession of receding longitudinal yet low volumes covered in local stone, the architectural composition willfully maintains a low key appearance yet takes advantage of the views to the sea and creates a series of inner patios that give shelter from the characteristic wind of Sardinia.
The 128,000 sqm harbor that, guaranteeing a depth ranging from 4 to 7 meters, develops along 2 km newly equipped quays. The harbor has the capacity to host 700 boats and will include, eastward, a large area destined for nautical maintenance. Located in this harbor, the small accommodation quarter is central to a project that, providing a series of port, receptive, formative and convention facilities, is aimed at transforming the ex Arsenale at La Maddalena into one of the main nautical hubs of the Western Mediterranean Sea.
Photo credits: Stefano Boeri Architetti