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2019 WIN Awards Entry: Can Bordoy - OHLAB

Jessica Evans
29 Aug 2019

Can Bordoy - OHLAB is an entry in the Hotels, bed-and-breakfast facilities and other overnight accommodation category at the 2019 World Interiors News Awards.

Can Bordoy is a small hotel with a magnificent garden located in the center of Palma de Mallorca. Finished in January 2019, its complete renovation of a 2.500sqm abandoned building that had been intervened throughout its more than 500 years of history.

The intention was to evoke the experience of visiting a house rather than a hotel. Therefore, rather than being at a hotel reception, the clients meet at the entrance hall of the house, and instead of a restaurant guests will find a residential dining room with the living rooms being similar to those you would find in an old house.

The project carefully preserves the romantic and decadent atmosphere found in the building and is deliberately contrasted with interventions and elements from different epochs. The respectful intervention exists with the centenary architectural crossbreeding to maintain the traces of the past.

A series of architectural strategies were designed and developed throughout the building as a collection of theatrical and distinctive contemporary interventions in dialogue with the existing building. The eclecticism of the architecture is reflected in the furniture with pieces from very different eras and origins that coexist with contemporary furniture as a collection of beds and bars designed by OHLAB specifically for Can Bordoy.


Client: Mikael Hall

Architecture and Interior Design: OHLAB / Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver

OHLAB team: Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver with Rebeca Lavin, Silvia Morais, Laura Colomer, Amaia Barazar, Manuela Sanchez, Lara Ortega, Nikola Kozhuharov, Stela Dineva, Eusebiu Spac, Tomislav Konjevod, Elina Oikonomaki, Katerina Kotsampasi, Rosa Fuentes, Joana Aguilera, Amalia Stavropoulou.

Project Management: Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver (architects), Jorge Ramon (quantity surveyor), Luis Rivas (quantity surveyor).

Quantity Surveyor: Isabel Sanchez, Jaume Miralles.

Engineering: Ingenio

Structure Consultant: Hima Estructuras

Landscape: OHLAB (masterplan), Salva Canis (master gardener)

Art Work: Pedro Oliver

Photos: Jose Hevia


The World Interiors News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open - for further information and to submit your entry please click here.

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