|Location||Building Area||Year||Porto Feliz, Brazil||1.663 m²||2012|
Fazenda Boa Vista is a residential and hospitality complex located in a 750-hectare property in Porto Feliz, 100km away from the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. Besides the hotel, it comprises yet private villas, spa, kids club, equestrian center, sports center, petting zoo, two 18-hole golf courses, golf clubhouse, swimming pool and 242-hectare woods punctuated with innumerous lakes.
The clubhouse devoted to golf players and enthusiasts is developed in a building of 1,600 m², solved in two very distinct blocks.
The ground level – housing a lounge, bar, restaurant and offices – is composed of a light block and several open decks. Featuring mixed structure of metal and wood and enclosed by glass panes or masonry walls, the building is laid out as a sequence of interconnected rectangular spaces, partly over the lower-level landscaped slab, partly on the terrain. A succession of wooden decked platforms – three of them built as extensions to the bar, restaurant and lounge, and the others distributed in the surrounding ground on different levels – create outdoor lounging areas, open to the contemplation of the golf course and the view.
The lower level is defined as the heavy block. Built in concrete, it nestles in the downwards slope of the terrain as to extend the platform where part of the ground level is supported. On its white monolithic façade there are four openings only – one is the players’ direct access from the course to the massage and changing rooms; two others allow for natural light and ventilation in the changing rooms; and the fourth one, for access and to the kitchen and technical supporting areas.