• Long Beach Resort / Stauch Vorster Architects

Architects: Stauch Vorster Architects  
 Mauritius
Project Team: Stauch Vorster Architects
Project Year: 2015
Photographer: Stauch Vorster Architects

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The 5 star Luxury Resort is planned around a contemporary beach experience with the central piazza as the focus point. It is an interpretation of the vernacular in the modern context. Simple forms with high level of detailing borrowed from local architecture characterize the resort. With unobscured sea views and the courtyard the resort both deals with the environment, the humid climate, and also creates a sense of community.  

Guest Rooms are located to the north and south along the beachfront. The Guest Rooms are positioned in crescent clusters to achieve the maximum sea views from all terraces. The architectural language explores tropical interpretations of contemporary urban themes, softened by natural forms, local detailing and materials. Buildings integrate seamlessly with the resorts extensive lush tropical gardens. This enhances the indoor human comfort by the visual and spatial continuity from the indoor to the outdoor.

 

In consideration of the stronger wind conditions on the East Coast of the Island a flat roof concept was preferred for better protection from the weather and cyclone conditions. The flat heavy roofs also protect the buildings during the overheating and under heating periods by acting as heat moderators. They gain heat slowly when it’s too hot and lose is slowly when it’s cold.

 

The clusters of Guest Rooms, consists of single-storey rooms closer to the beachfront with elevated double-storeys behind allowing un-obscured sea views from all rooms.

 

Additional facilities include: Sport Centre, Gym & Lap pool, Teen’s & Kids Club, Spa, 1500m² main pool with pool bar & restaurant, 500m² fair-weather pool & Dive club.

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