Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos
The complex has now been refurbished with the purpose of fitting in nine guest rooms to complement the offer of Atrio hotel and restaurant
Located within the city walls of Cáceres, the Paredes-Saavedra Palace was conceived between the 15th and 16th centuries as an urban fortress. The stately house combines buildings and additions from different styles, including the topped tower from the times of the Catholic Monarchs. The construction, with an asymmetric floor plan and load-bearing walls, was organized around three spaces: an entrance hallway, a small atrium with brick domes over Doric columns, and a rear courtyard.
The renovation project respects the existing structure, and defines a diagonal sequence that goes from the entrance hallway to a rear courtyard and adapts the new architecture to the different forms of the stately building. The original spaces are lined with a second skin of wood, from the domes on the ground floor to the coffered ceilings in the upper levels, giving the solid mansion a warm tone. Finally, the topped tower regains its original height, and in this way recovers its prominent role in the city.