East Coast Development
The project involves the comprehensive planning and master plan development of a 200 acre land area for a hotel school, future beach & water villas and a sprawling organic farm. The first phase of the project entails the design of the hotel school which aims to offer vocational training for the hospitality sector and includes classrooms, cafeteria, spa, staff & student accommodation and associated services.
The client’s brief called for a vernacular product that is hyper local with a focus on low-cost materials and environmental sustainability. While being sensitive to the regional context, the design sought to present a modern interpretation of the traditional kovil roofed villas to create a distinct and collective identity that is rooted in place and time.