Main entry of Eurhostal Apartments in Alcossebre. Arquitect Antonio Lamela
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The Eurhostal building was built by the famous architect Antonio Lamela

The Eurhostal building was built by the famous architect Antonio Lamela

This great architect was both visionary and pragmatic. His name is linked to the Eurhostal. Recently deceased, he was the architect of the Complex. Far ahead of his time in his concern for sustainability, calling it naturalism, Lamela designed more than a thousand buildings.  These brought fame to Antonio Lamela.  His profound knowledge of all phases of construction made him unique.

View of the garden and pool. Arquitect Antonio Lamela

Among his best known works are the following: the extension of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the Real Madrid Sports City, the Meliá Princesa Hotel, the Torres de Colón and the new Barajas Airport Terminal.

Therefore Eurhostal Complex is rightly proud to have been designed by the great Antonio Lamela.

What makes Antonio Lamela's Eurhostal special?

Our Complex was completed in 1973, 46 years ago. Seeing the building today, one is struck by its modernity and the precise qualities that make your stay in one of its apartments a unique experience. The terraces are oriented to catch the best views, many of them overlooking the sea. Your secluded terrace is designed for privacy. Lamela's pragmatism is embodied in these details, so much appreciated today.  The Complex is located in front of the beach of the springs in Alcossebre so that transport to the beach is not required at any time.

The Buildings are located on a 20,000 m2 plot, with a large garden area containing an adult pool and two children's pools. The design includes two residential buildings of five floors each, and a single building, the Dome, which houses a wonderful restaurant in a great setting.  Its design maximises resistance to climatic conditions, especially exposure to sea salt.  Lamela's naturalism is reflected in the skill with which buildings are integrated into the environment.

Side view of the Eurhostal building. Arquitecto Antonio Lamela

The construction affords great protection from the sun and weather, and especially to salt from the sea, even while being located directly in front of the beach. Lamela's naturalism is reflected in the way in which buildings are integrated into the environment

Aire view of the Dome in la Cúpula Restaurant. Arquitect Antonio Lamela

The Dome building, a "loft structure" despite its large surface

Lamela nods to his Galician roots in the design of the Dome. He was inspired by a special technique used in shipbuilding. It allows for large surface areas of more than 450 m2 to be incorporated within the dome.  The resulting enclosure is like a loft, a concrete structure supported by four corners, without a single support pillar.

The "skin" inside the dome is held on a sequence of single and double wooden curvatures whose execution required specialists, true craftsmen from Galicia in the construction of ships with experience of turbines and power plants.  The concrete contains a high concentration of cement and required careful placement, set in one continuous session, uninterrupted, from start to finish.  Any delay could have led to catastrophe. 

Interior of the Cúpula Restaurant in Eurhostal. Arquitect Antonio Lamela

These careful measures amounted to matching the expertise of a potter throwing a huge "inverted pot" with a curved surface area of more than 600 square meters.