Giving new use to an obsolete construction. An old fortress that was no longer used and needed a new purpose. The proposal for the new use was a historical hotel such as “Pousadas de Portugal”. The idea was that the new building would not collapse with the old one. It would work as a background, an invisible structure that would maintain a dialog with the old, the history of the site. A luxury hotel in a privileged spot with a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. A place full of history and caracter. The new building would have the rooms, restaurant, industrial kitchen and administration area and the old building, that once was a chapel, now would welcome the guests as the lobby and a small museum that would show the history of the site as well as some art exhibitions.