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Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel

Pisco Elqui, Chile
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Elqui Domos is a small 10-year-old hotel located in the heart of Valle del Elqui, a narrow valley stretched in between the Andes Mountains.The valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies and pleasant weather, as well as for its great potential for wine growing, astronomy, and tourism.

The Hotel comprises several single wooden-structured cabins that provide translucent fabric domes, enabling an experience that encourages a close connection with nature as well as unique night-sky viewing -through the cabins' roof hatches-while lying beneath the stars.

The project's commission included remodeling the existing seven domes, the restaurant-lobby and the addition of several newcabins, in order to maximize the site's potential. Our main challenge was to carry out an intervention that would improve the domes' living condition while highlighting the elements that make this hotel so unique.