Top-end Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries to cascade down a steep, waterside decline

OBM International (OBMI) has been selected to design the luxurious Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canary Islands’ Gran Canaria. With extensive experience in architectural design and planning of resort destinations and communities, OBMI will oversee every detail of the project’s design process, from conceptual design to working drawings. A five-star, 160-room world-class hotel, Pasito Blanco will feature a full-service spa, several bars and restaurants, three pools, and a rooftop lounge. The primary goal for Pasito Blanco is to create a stately and majestic visual impact by allowing the structure to cascade down a hillside and gradually descend to the coastline’s rocky cliffs. Incorporating multiple levels, detached villas, sweeping docks, pools, and patios, OBMI will integrate the natural contours of the land, to establish a dynamic flow throughout the entire resort. With a strong focus on place-specific architecture, OBMI’s design for Pasito Blanco is one that will respect the islands context, culture, and climate. Situated on a gently sloping cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, OBMI will establish an architectural character that reflects the area’s heritage by following traditional lines, taking advantage of local building materials and utilizing native landscaping. The use of reinterpreted colonial design, local volcanic stones, white walls, and wood features, including handcrafted Canarian wooden balconies, will offer the perfect blend of the islands’ historical architectural style and indigenous elements. “We are honored to have been awarded the Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa. There is a true sense of discovery in this magnificent project as we create a design that responds to the island’s early settlements and old town style,” said Doug Kulig, CEO of OBMI. “We are also thrilled to be working with Theo and Gregor Gerlach of Seaside Hotels, they are a remarkable development team that has made a significant impact on the resort industry in the Canary Islands.”  

OBMI to Design Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa

MIAMI (March 30, 2011) – OBM International (OBMI), one of the world’s leading international architectural and master planning firms, has been selected to design the luxurious Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canary Islands’ Gran Canaria, announced today Doug Kulig, CEO of OBMI. Recognized for its expertise in architectural design and planning of resort destinations and communities, OBMI will oversee every detail of the project’s design process, from conceptual design to working drawings. A five-star, 160-room world-class hotel, Pasito Blanco will feature a full-service spa, several bars and restaurants, three pools, and a rooftop lounge. The primary goal for Pasito Blanco is to create a stately and majestic visual impact by allowing the structure to cascade down a hillside and gradually descend to the rocky cliffs at the coastline. Incorporating multiple levels, detached villas, sweeping docks, pools and patios, OBMI will integrate the natural contours of the land, to establish a dynamic flow throughout the entire resort. Incorporating a strong focus on place-specific architecture, OBMI’s design for Pasito Blanco is one that will respect the islands’ context, culture, and climate. Situated on a gently-sloping cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, OBMI will establish an architectural character that reflects the area’s heritage by following traditional lines, taking advantage of local building materials and utilizing native landscaping. The use of reinterpreted colonial design, local volcanic stones, white walls and wood features, including handcrafted Canarian wooden balconies, will offer the perfect blend of the islands’ historic architectural style and indigenous elements.  

Pasito Blanco Resort

Spain

Pasito Blanco Resort is Elegance in Rugged Surroundings

Located in San Bartolome de Tirajana, next to the Puerto Deportivo, the project site features a sloped terrain with a rugged coastline overlooking the majestic sea. OBMI’s architectural concept for the Pasito Blanco Resort reinterprets the Mediterranean vernacular architecture in a contemporary interpretation, by combining white volumes with abstract graphic patterns and application of local “Aruca” and “Ayaguara” stones. The Resort design provides a central open space that opens views to the sea; at the same time, the massing is broken into a series of terraced structures with green roofs that blend the buildings into the natural landscape.

The hotel will be a five-star, 160-room world-class property with extraordinary bars and restaurants, and a rooftop lounge. The structures gracefully flow down the gentle slope creating a succession of open spaces, punctuated a succession of three pools and terraces overlooking the blue ocean beyond. The full-service spa, at the bottom, is hemmed in by the rugged coastline, offering spectacular views over the water.

The primary goal for Pasito Blanco is to create a stately and majestic visual impact by allowing the structure to cascade down a hillside and gradually descend to the rocky cliffs at the coastline. OBMI will establish an architectural character that reflects the area’s heritage by following traditional lines, taking advantage of local building materials and utilising native landscaping.

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Centre of Excellence

Destination Creation

Type

Hospitality

Site

75.847 acres

Components

600 Rooms
Reception & Social Areas
F&B
Spa & Fitness
Conference Center
Retail Back of House
Underground Parking

Services

Architecture

Client

Seaside Hotels, S.A.