ANANTARA JABAL AKHDAR
The resort reflects the fortification typology of the Nizwa region’s stronghold, ensconcing guests in modern ramparts inspired by the commanding mountain citadels. A freestanding tower on the western side of the courtyard is a testament to the ancient Omani Keep, or Burj, distinctive by its conical curvature and smooth encircling ramp, with an otherwise contemporary function. In the Spa the falaj-inspired canals, instilling the quiet sound of flowing water all throughout the resort.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Located on a 6,6 Ha cliff edge plot at 2,000m above sea level, with a built-up area of 24,000m² including 115 keys, six restaurants and lounges, a spa and recreation facilities.
The sense of drama and beauty is heightened by the play of light and shade, the texture of the natural materials, rustling vegetation, and the sound of flowing water. The designer configures visitors’ experience in sequences in order to arouse distinctive emotions inspired by the view, the architecture, and the landscape.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The construction started on December 2013 and finished on September 2016
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
resort, cliffedge, hotel, luxury,
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Lotfi Sidirahal, 2016.