ISLAND RESORT DEVELOPMENT, JEDDAH
LOCATION: JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
As the King of Saudi Arabia is pushing more and more towards the tourism department, the need for leisure spaces is increasingly demanded. Island Resort Development houses a luxury hotel as well as providing private villas, restaurants, resorts, spas, gardens and beaches. The buildings are mirrored on site, facing towards the central boulevard that connects both the hotel and resorts surrounding the space.
The heights of the volumes are randomly staggered so that the buildings appear like a cluster of smaller towers. Roof gardens extend over the lower tiers, and at the apex of each tower there is a panoramic swimming pool and spa. The towers offer a combination of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each typology has a defined identity to respond to the needs of the market. There is integrated seating below the “vista pods” to reinforce the views as a feature. At ground level, the retail podia are set into gardens that step down to the Grand Canal pedestrian boulevard.