Quinta Dos
Los Cabos, Mexico
Project 2008-2009

Quinta Dos is a coastal development at the southern tip of Mexico comprising twenty-seven villas and a luxury hotel with one hundred and twenty rooms. The villas and hotel are both expressed as a collection of small volumes clustered together according to program adjacencies. The systematic arrangement of these clusters on an irregular grid combined with the natural slope of the site results in the potential for ocean views from every villa and hotel room, and simultaneously generates a rich and diverse sequence of interior and exterior spaces.

The strategic extension of exterior walls within each cluster creates outdoor spaces with varying degrees of access and privacy. These spaces act as a buffer between the buildings and natural landscape which will be retained where possible. Quinta Dos has a strong Mexican identity through its use of simple, local materials rooted in the arid landscape which characterises Los Cabos.
Herzog & de Meuron, 2011


Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partner: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach
Project Architect: Andreas Fries (Associate), María Ángeles Lerín Ruesca
Project Team: Israel Álvarez, Sara Secci, Caetano de Bragança

Quinta Dos S.A. de C.V., Culiacán, Mexico

Client Representative:
Rubén Coppel Luken and Enrique Peña, Culiacán, Mexico

Architect Planning:
Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland

Building Data:
Site Area: 64’000sqm
Gross Floor Area: 20’000sqm (SIA 416)


- 10 Villas (320sqm GF)
- 17 Villas (280sqm GF)
- Hotel (100 rooms)