El Blok
The El Blok hotel is located on the small coastal town on a beautiful island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Stuart Allen, as the owner’s representative, architectural and interiors consultant, undertook co-ordination and collaboration between the architect and engineers.
Key contributions included material resources, innovative construction development, interior architecture and developing ideas as a team,working with the contractor to achieve value engineering, improve programming and overcome. Collaborating with FUSTERr+Architects to achieve the Gold LEED-certified building. The design intent of a round-edged concrete structure punctuated by lattice work celebrates Puerto Rico’s postwar modernist architecture popular in San Juan in the 1950’s. The result is an iconic inn by the sea - part sculpture, part oasis. The bar and restaurant with rooms - that aims to be a soft landing for the intrepid traveller after a hard day of relaxation. Affordable, simple rooms appointed with touch of luxe. Coloured hidraulico tiles, exposed concrete, native woods, clean, spare, exciting spaces
Sector Hospitality
Location Vieques, Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Demise size 23,790 sq ft
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