In the small asturian village of Cuerres, that belongs to the council of Ribadesella, there has been constructed the bio passive ‘Reposo del Andayón’ (‘Rest of the Andayón’), a country hotel that also has a part of it that works like a hostel for pilgrims because the village is located on the route that covers the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) through the Cantabrian coast from Irún. The complex complements itself with a little farm and an ecological orchard, to obtain daily products for guests and the team.
The peculiarity of this new construction, with more than 800 square meters of surface, is that it has been executed under the guidelines of the bio passive architecture, with constructive sustainability criteria, free of poisonous or pollutant substances, it recovers and in harmony with the natural environment that surrounds it. Also, this new project has been designed like one of the bigger buildings of wooden structure of the whole Spain.
Thanks to several ecological systems for production of energy, like mills to transform the force of the wind into energy or cauldrons of biomass the building will not be using fossil fuels like gas or diesel.
The structural material used has been the Finnish red pine, which also has been used in the revetments and isolations in different variants and formats. The finished exterior has been made off by a revoke of lime finished in silicate, to contribute resistance and waterproofing, but allowing the building to perspire.
For the covering of this bio passive building they have used ceramic roof tiles, because these are a 100% recyclable material, since they are made of clay. The roof tiles chosen for this project had been the interlocking TB-10 tiles in Fosca finishing from Tejas Borja.
We in our company are very satisfied that the promoters had choose our roof tiles for this type of pioneering projects in our country, highly efficient and healthy, that contribute to taking care of the environment and are constructed in harmony with the environment that surrounds them.
The owner of the property and developer of the project is a Franco-Belgian woman called Katrine Duerinckx, pilgrim and ‘Camino de Santiago’ lover, which, after residing 30 years in Murcia (Spain), decided to begin this new adventure in Asturias.
8 de November de 2016
The Golden Alfa Innovation Award was given by the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society for the development of SKIN-KER® by Tejas Borja, an installation system that creates a self-ventilating roof with large-format and extensive flat ceramic façade tiles, wrapping the whole building in a product of equal quality and appearance. (2012)
1st Hispalyt Ceramic Roof Tile Architecture Prize for the restoration of “Las Reales Atarazanas de Barcelona”. (2013)
1st Hispalyt Ceramic Roof Tile Architecture Prize for the new construccion project: “House S” (2015-2017)
The Valencia Chamber of Commerce awarded Tejas Borja with Award for Internationalisation in recognition of the expansion that the company began more than two decades ago. (2009)
Best exterior product of the year Price. Award given to the Flat 10 roof tile by the Editorial Board of Architecture Ireland at Architecture Expo Dublin. (Architecture Expo Show 2014)
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