Health Tourism

ARCHITECTURE

Sintra, Portugal


The “Sanus Per Natura” project is based on nature conservation and the encouragement of healthy habits and lifestyles through the promotion of welfare activities in the field of integrative medicine and natural therapies. The intervention strategy was based on the concepts of sustainability and coexistence with the existing natural habitat, ensuring a socially just, culturally accepted, economically viable and environmentally correct solution. Modules are proposed, which function as rooms/retreats – “sanus retirare”, whose dimension and outer covering material – OSB (oriented stired Board) – derived from wood that uses ecologically sustainable manufacturing processes, allows its “camouflage” among the vegetation.

The retreats will be built in a modular system – self-supporting metal structure, allowing easy transport, assembly and disassembly in any location without the need for foundations and simply supported on the ground.