Monday, March 14, 2011

ROBERTO BURLE MARX - GRANDE HOTEL AND THERMAS


Roberto Burle Marx - Hotel and Araxá Hot springs (Grande Hotel e Termas de Araxá), Araxá MG, Brazil

The landscape design of this Thermal Complex was Burle Marx first work in Minas Gerais state, and it is a precedent for his future work in Pampulha Complex, which you can visit in our next posts.

The modern building you can see in this picture was designed by Francisco Bolonha and is called Fonte Andrade Júnior, part of the Barreiro Complex. The building was designed in 1945 and completed in 1947




View of the lake from Fonte Andrade Junior building


Fonte Andrade Junior building view from the parking lot


View of the lake and the Grande Hotel


Fonte Andrade Junior building Aerial view. Note that its forecourt contains a portuguese-stone pavement designed by Burle Marx


Grand Hotel gardens aerial view