Completion: June 2020
Location: Av 26 de diciembre 480, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios
Design Team: Bryan Michie
Project Team: Cesar Michie, Nicole Neumann, Alessandra Contreras, Antonio Timarchi, and Stefano Paz
Client: Pumaquiro S.A.C.
A disused 2-story building was redesigned as a low-cost backpacker hostel. Most of the first floor was arranged as a social area with a living room, common dining room, full kitchen, laundry room, open pool, and it was decided to include a mixed bedroom with its own bathroom.
The second floor consists of a communal TV room and two bedrooms with their own bathroom. The third floor consists of 4 bedrooms with a bathroom included, one with a double bed, 2 bedrooms with double beds, and, as the main space of the hostel, a bedroom with a king bed and a kitchenette included.
The contrast of polished concrete with the locally sourced wood creates a vibrant and lively atmosphere in the social areas. Comfort and sunlight were taken into account while designing our shared bedrooms. Each bunk bed has built-in storage and delicate curtains for privacy, as well as floor to ceiling windows that allow a perfect natural illumination and a clear view of the Madre de Dios river.