2024 | Professional

NY Architectural Design Awards Gold Winner Winner

Zekreet Resort

Entrant Company

Mohanad Barakat

Category

Landscape Architecture - Hotel & Resort Landscape

Client's Name

Country / Region

Qatar

Resort design inspired by the Ras Abrouq mountain range in Qatar

Nestled amidst the captivating landscape of the Ras Abrouq mountain range in Zekreet, lies a visionary architectural marvel, a resort born from the very essence of its surroundings. This peninsula, steeped in archaeological wonders dating back to prehistoric times, serves as the cradle of inspiration for a retreat unlike any other. Here, where wind and time have sculpted the land into breathtaking formations, stands a testament to the seamless integration of modern luxury with the beauty of nature.

after an exhaustive exploration of the natural contours and proportions of the land, the resort emerges as a harmonious of contemporary design and ancient majesty. Embracing the rugged elegance of rock formations, the architecture weaves effortlessly amongst the sand dunes, creating a symbiotic relationship between structure and landscape.

From a bird's-eye view, the resort's silhouette echoes the gentle slopes and undulating curves of the surrounding terrain, paying homage to the enduring resilience of the Ras Abrouq mountains. Each facet of the building, adorned with layers of genealogical lines reminiscent of the eroded limestone formations, narrates a tale of time and transformation.

Simplicity, sophistication, and modernity converge in every facet of the resort's design, with hues of chrome distinguishing the subtle nuances of the rock blocks from above and below. Outside, a tranquil oasis awaits, where verdant patches of greenery punctuate the serene expanse, enhancing the purity of the desert air a

Panoramic windows adorn the facade, offering sweeping vistas of the desert landscape, while openings beckon natural light to pass to the indoor spaces. Here, an oasis of tranquility awaits, where an azure pool glistens under the desert sun, and a spa beckons weary souls to rejuvenate amidst the soothing embrace of luxury.

Venturing beyond the confines of the resort, the natural garden at the rear beckons, a sanctuary of sand and desert flora, where the essence of the land's original beauty remains unadorned and untouched. It is here, that guests are invited to reconnect with the primal rhythms of the desert, finding solace in the simplicity of life's purest pleasures.

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