Loredo. Ribamontán al mar. Cantabria

Plea is located in Loredo, right on the border between the village and a pine forest that leads to the beach. The project was born with the vocation of being much more than a hostel: it is a surf training center, a restaurant for tourists and locals, a cafeteria, a stop for swimmers going to and from the beach... in short: a reference and meeting point.

One of the main challenges was to preserve the privacy of the guests while creating a whole series of open-access spaces with a manifestly public character. To this end, the common spaces are organized on the first floor, highly permeable and open to the exterior, and the private spaces on the upper floors, with independent routes and access controls.

In the public spaces, a casual and friendly atmosphere is created with bright colors in the furniture and an urban aesthetic that combines the firmness of concrete, the simplicity of brick and the warmth of wood. The interior expands outwards thanks to the large windows and the treatment of materials and vegetation that extends outwards.

The outdoor spaces are organized towards the west, allowing the afternoon sun and the sea breeze to be enjoyed and welcoming bathers. Through the topography and the composition of volumes, a rich play of terraces, patios and terraces is created.

In the rest areas, the aim is to combine the collective character of a hostel with the private character of a hotel. For this purpose, light wood boxes are designed inside the rooms, allowing guests to have a space of privacy and autonomy.

MOAH Architects. Architecture and interior design studio