Having obtained the construction permit from the City Council of Santiago del Teide, Kategora initiates the construction works of a strategic project in Puerto de Santiago, representing a private investment of 52 million euros.
The Basque company, Kategora, commences the construction process for its third project in Tenerife, with an expected opening in late 2025. The complex comprises 105 residences, featuring expansive ocean-oriented terraces with views of the neighboring island of La Gomera.
The project, characterized by organic and integrative architecture, adheres to the highest sustainability standards and is led by the esteemed Tenerife architects Eustaquio Martínez and Virgilio Gutiérrez. Isabel López Vilalta’s studio is responsible for interior design, and La Tarde studio is engaged in landscaping development.
“For us, it is essential to have local collaborators that allow us to integrate the local character and essence into our complexes, both aesthetically and in terms of materiality,” notes Kepa Apraiz, CEO and founder of Kategora.
The choice of the name “Tamaragua,” meaning “good morning” in Guanche, is a clear nod to its local identity. The orientation of the complex allows La Gomera to bid “good morning” to residents every day, illuminated by the first rays of dawn.
In terms of scale, Kora Tamaragua is an extensive project with 24,000 m2 of built space and 13,000 m2 dedicated to outdoor areas and terraces. It will feature a 300 m2 infinity pool and over 6,000 m2 dedicated to the island’s endemic vegetation. Additionally, it will offer a range of amenities such as a wellness area, gym, beach club, and coworking spaces, among others.
Its economic impact will be significant, with an estimated creation of 90 direct and 120 indirect jobs during construction, and 25 direct jobs during its subsequent management. Moreover, it will enhance the residential offering in the area, attracting high-net-worth buyers and environmentally conscious investors, undoubtedly contributing positively to the municipality’s economy.