The rest of volumes are mostly opaque due to program (kitchen, changing rooms), with almost no openings or openings hidden behind the stone lattice, texture; according to privacy requirements the facade opens or closes up. The restaurant-lounge volume is an exception: big openings are carved in to offer an indoor-outdoor lounge, adequate to the Mediterranean climate. Planning requirement originally demanded sloping roofs based on the local vernacular. The project offers an alternative interpretation, creating irregular angled forms that give the building a contemporary character.
The regulation constrains gave the opportunity to explore different arrangements of the volumes and design the building in a way that it looked completely different from every angle: sometimes it looks small, or massive, or seems to extend into the landscape. It gives a very rich experience while playing the course as the building looks very different depending on the player’s position.
Stone Clubhouse, Santa Ponça, Balearic Islands, Spain
Program: golf club
Architects: GRAS arquitectos (Guillermo Reynés, Álvaro Pérez)
Engineer: Andreu Ortiz
Site Manager: Vicente Juan
Builder: COMAS S.L
Area: 540 sqm