Global recognition for the Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel at the International Design Awards
Source Photography: Fernando Guerra ll FG + SG
The architecture of the Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel, designed by the Portuguese team of Visioarq Arquitectos, won the Silver trophy for Building Of The Year in Hospitality, with more than 80 countries in the competition.
Known for recognizing outstanding design, innovative ideas, and creative architectural talent in the hospitality industry, the 2023 edition of IDA (International Design Awards) maintained its tradition of showcasing the world's top architectural projects. For the Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel, this recognition represents a major achievement for its distinctive design and a notable example of modern architecture, further elevated by the exceptional work of Visioarq Arquitectos studio.
The architecture of the hotel unit, inaugurated in 2023, met the challenge set by the Mercan Group: to transform a 163-room hotel in a highly central location, which would be decisive in rehabilitating an approximately 2-hectare area in Porto that respected strict sustainability criteria.
Nestled in the city's historical center, this hotel is a remarkable blend of modern design and the city's rich cultural heritage. Combining traditional styles with modern design features, therefore, the architecture of the Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel is based on a solid concept: to grow the city with inspiring shapes, simplicity, and elegance, for a cosmopolitan lifestyle, in a new green space that can be used by all inhabitants of the city of Porto.