Calle de Quiñones, Madrid
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Imagining a new settlement in a landscape apparently hostile to any addiction is arduous and even dangerous. The fascination of the Cape rests on the delicate balance between Rocks, Sea, Sky and the built environment: the Lighthouse. We questioned how to design a new element in this scenery and how to harmoniously integrate the needs of a modern hotel with this fragile surrounding. The answer we give relies in the Lighthouse itself. As the only standing out man-made form in the area, we approached to the site understanding and truly grasp the role of the Lighthouse in its symbolic and deepest meaning. It is a form of respect and veneration. The implications that the Lighthouse has on its surrounding had been explored and then consciously stated in 4 verbs: to orient, to limit, to define, to isolate.