Quinta Hotel do Fontelo is an eco-conscious hotel which is going to be built at Vouzela, Viseu.
The territory in which the hotel will exist is a protected area because of its particular ecological traits. Therefore, it was on our best interest to respect and replicate the identity of such territory in the designed artifacts, so that the guests are able to experience, inside the hotel, a similar sensation to the one experienced outdoors.
This also allowed for a reflection on the articulation of the several information mediums, the materials and techniques used as well as on the several layers of the project — namely, the relationship between design, architecture, landscape and territory.
interactive audio poster
Icons inspired by nature's traits
single-line icons resembling vouzela's fluid nature
Wayfinding system directory + room identification
architectural signage engraved in the hotel's walls
Audio poster that reacts to the guest's proximity
emulates the "outside experience" when it isn't readily available
Restaurant's menu made of local materials
the seasonal menu can be printed and replaced as needed,
while keeping the sturdy wood base
Icons facilitate the identification of the spaces and trails.
- inspired by the characteristic flow and organicity of the nature
- the icons were designed with a continuous line
Brochures contain information about the species
- the design of a simple and neutral layout to highlight the information.
- the color as a differentiating element of categories
using the paper limits and margins to
differentiate the brochures & families
the folding allows an easy comparison of species
Maps infrastructures and trails location + other relevant information
a sensorial experience through the images of the territory
Signage inspired by the territory
neutral and non-intrusive solutions
the natural setting as the protagonist